Monday, May 5, 2014
Pivot Point by Kasie West Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
First book in the Pivot Point series
Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.
I really should have read this forever ago. I had wanted to read it for a really long time. I knew from the moment I picked it up that it was going to be amazing. Even though I had very high expectations, it blew them out of the water!
This tells the story of Addie. She can search the future when given a choice. When shes given the choice of what world she wants to live in, things get quite complicated.
I thought Addie was an amazing main character. I loved the difference between normal Addie and paranormal. Yes, she was different but she still had the same amazing personality. I loved how determined and strong she was. She made the best put of both the futures she saw. Both Duke and Trevor were fantastic. I couldn't decide who I liked better until the end. Laila was an interesting character for me. I liked but didn't love her. I can't wait to see more of these characters.
I think the coolest part of this story is that it's almost contemporary. They have powers, but the book didn't focus on just them. I loved the cuteness and the settings. I loved how relatable it was. I loved that I couldn't predict what was coming next. I ended up reading this in a day. I loved it with all my heart. I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel.