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.