Title: Click to Subscribe
Author: L.M. Augustine
Series: stand alone
Publish Date: May 9th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.
As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I
To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.
This is one of those books where I didn’t take enough notes for a decent review and discussion, so please bear with my messed up thoughts.
Click to Subscribe is a really cute novel. It captures the essence of friendship, love and need. It had its share of flaws, but overall it was entertaining enough to keep me reading.
Our main characters are West and Cat. West remained the same throughout the story–emotional, conflicted but still a good lead. Cat was kind of bipolar, if you ask me. One minute, she was crying over West first rejecting her, then she’s telling him she’ll fight for him and being flirty the next.
West’s father kind of tortures him and he’s the reason his mother died, hence his hatred for his father. In the end, his father tries to make amends, but West declines, making him a believable character, in my opinion.
I’m not a big fan of Cat because of her said bipolar-ness, but there were times when she made me laugh and cry. When she was sad, I was sad. I guess this just means that L.M. can really write good dialogues and can express a character’s feelings pretty well.
It was a bit too fast paced. I wished we could’ve seen more of West’s vlogging. I would’ve also liked if we talked more to Harper than Cat, even if they are the same person…
So if you’re into quick, fun, romance stories about best friends turning into lovers, I would recommend this to you.