Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine
Release Date: May 9, 2013
Format: eARC, 188 pages
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review
Description from Goodreads:
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 <3 Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.
To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.
I had this book for a while before I actually sat down and read it. I mean, I'd started it and read the first 50 pages right away, but then life happened and I had to wait. So when I went back to it, I was honestly nervited to see how the book was going to go. (Nervited. Wanna guess which two words that mixes? You have five seconds, GO! 12345--nervous and excited. BOOM.) But then, I actually went back to the book and I finished it in just a few hours. FINISHED IT ALL IN ONE SITTING, PEOPLE. And I swear, I looked something like this at the end:
I loooooooooooved this book. *flails*
Cat: I've really gotten into listing the ladies first here, so even though this story is 100% narrated by West, we're starting with Cat. She was one cool chick. Nice but not a pushover, funny but not obnoxious. I most definitely liked her. (*gasp!* I actually liked a female character!)
West: Ahhhhhhh, West. He and I are so friends. He is so funny and awkward, it's so endearing. This guy and his shenanigans. He was such a great MC! So much laughter while reading this book. And highlighting. Oh, the highlighting. WEST IS JUST PLAIN AWESOME. Boom. That is all we need to know.
Plot. This story didn't exactly shock me or anything, but it was written exceedingly well and kept a smile on my face the whole way through. I had fun going through everything West was going through. I got happy when...progress was made...and I slapped a pillow when things didn't go...perfectly...you know what? The book was fantastic, okay? I'm trying to be cryptic and not spoil, but it is not wooooooorking.
Romance. ;) West and Cat are so unbelievably cute, I can't think of a couple unbelievably cuter than them. They just WORK. Whenever I think of them, I think of Juno (which I just watched the other day...) and how Paulie is the cheese to her macaroni and all that. I may have said that before (because I'm feeling like I have), but I've never meant it as much as I do now. West and Cat are quirky and hilarious and I heart them.
The ending. Thanks, L.M. Augustine. You did well, my wonderful author friend.
Overall, Click to Subscribe was fantastic. It was funny and awkward, and the most amazing thing to kick my summer off with. Goodness, I really love this book! Now I must go nag L.M. to get his next book written, um, NOW, so I can reeeeeeeead iiiiiiiiiiiit. More awesomeness will come from him. I just know it. WOOT!