Synopsis: 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 ❤ 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.
200words (or less) review: I was sold on Click to Subscribe the moment I read the blurb. It just sounded like the perfect Sunday afternoon read. Actually it’s the perfect book whenever you’re in need of something to make you smile.
West being the narrator made a change from the frequent female POV these stories tend to have. As a character he’s pretty much exactly what I imagine a Vlogger to be. I thought the writing worked really well as did West and Cat’s friendship. The fact that there are sparks before West learns she’s Harper made it all the better.
Cat and West make so much sense that as a reader I wanted to shake West at times. Unlike him, Cat knows what she wants and sets about convincing West of what she and you (the reader) already know. While the book is less than 300 pages I did think that West’s continued back and forth went on a little too long.
Click to Subscribe is like ice-cream with rainbow sprinkles. 🙂
You will understand when you read this – which you really should!