Review: Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine

17285743 Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: May 9, 2013
Length: 252 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

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.


While starting this book, I thought the main concept of the book is for the protagonist, West, to find out who Harper Knight is, a girl who always comment on his vlogs at exactly 2:02 p.m. Then, during Chapter 2, I realize who Harper really is, and I thought, “that cannot be it!!! That’s too obvious!” Then, as I was reading on, I realized that the main concept of the book isn’t about discovering who Harper is, it’s about how West deals with what he’ going through. I thought this book was wonderfully written. I cried several times and I was totally not expecting that. I thought it was a cute fluffy read with ice creams and sprinkles, but it was only like that half of the time. The other half is very sad. There are a few times where West just talks to himself, and we get to read how he really feels.

I really like how this book was realistic and not realistic at the same time. It was interesting to read West’s relationship with his father. That is all. If I go further on, that would be considered a spoiler. I also like West’s relationship with his best friend, Cat, although at times, both of them were really cheesy. The cheesiness did not really bother me because they were meant to be cheesy. Overall, if you’re looking for a great and short young adult contemporary read, I recommend Click to Subscribe. It’s a really moving story with humor on top.

14 Responses to “Review: Click to Subscribe by L.M. Augustine”

  1. 1 Pamela D February 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    This sounds like a cute read. I love it when a book surprises me on what the big mystery for the book is.

    • 2 Leigh (LittleBookStar) February 6, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      I wasn’t really surprised with the mystery on this one. It’s really obvious once you finish reading like 4 chapters. The book isn’t focused about on who the mystery character is; it’s more on how West deals with his problems.

  2. 3 Hazel @ Stay Bookish February 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Omg I’m so happy you loved this, Leigh!! I enjoyed this book so much. West and Cat were just so hilarious and sweet!! I loved that they were really friends before things started moving in a romantic direction. I agree that the story is half sad but that just made it heartfelt for me. Great review, dear!! xo

    • 4 Leigh (LittleBookStar) February 3, 2014 at 8:19 PM

      Thanks Hazel, I’m glad you loved it too! I’ve read mixed reviews on it, but I told myself “what they hey, I’ll still read it” and I’m glad I did! It’s seriously one of the best short yet awesome YA contemporary read out there.

  3. 5 Dre @ Sporadic Reads February 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    This sounds like something that I would enjoy reading, albeit making you cry several times. I’m going to check this out and see if I’d like it like you did 🙂

  4. 7 Ariella February 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    It’s great that you liked this book but I didn’t. I just finished it today! I think I’d give it two stars. I was expecting to like this book but now I’m just really disappointed. West sounded too much like a girl to me but I guess you didn’t mind all their cheesiness 🙂

    • 8 Leigh (LittleBookStar) February 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      aww sorry you didn’t like it! I think this one is one of those books that you’ll either like or dislike. Yeah the cheesiness didn’t really bother me. I was kind of sad that the mystery wasn’t the core of the book, but it was still an awesome read for me.

  5. 9 Jeann @ Happy Indulgence February 5, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    Isn’t it funny how our brain tries to make a connection to what we’re reading by either figuring out the mystery or the plot line? Sounds like it has some cheesy humour lol. Lovely review Leigh!

  6. 11 Stephanie (Hopeless Romantics) February 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Sounds like an interesting and unique description. Definitely not realistic that they would happen to know each other, but I’m glad to hear that the character relationships were still real. Books about online relationships can be really interesting! Great review =)

  7. 13 Lily B February 7, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    oh wow I thought it was a light and fluffy read as well, oops looks like it’s so much for then that. Glad you enjoyed it! sounds emotional 🙂

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