Pivot Point by Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 12, 2013
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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.(from HarperTeen)
This novel was full of awesome. I was very surprised by the end of how much I ended up liking it because the beginning even though I was intrigued by it, I was also terribly confused for a while. After a while though, I realized I was holding my breath because of everything that was going on and I love novels that surprise me like that and are full of crazy that just keep you flipping the pages to get to that end and find out what happens even if you don’t really want it to end.
What I loved the most about Pivot Point was the concept. I found the idea of having these hidden communities full of people with super powers fascinating, not only that they had superpowers but that they were mind powers and not things like flying or laser eyes or super strength. It was a lot of fun to read and learn about the different abilities that they had.
Now what I was confused about at the beginning of the novel was that we know Addie has the ability to see two different paths of her future. Well, we sort of get thrown into it all of a sudden after something happens in her life that requires her to search for it. From one chapter to the next we see her live two different lives and that got me really confused because I didn’t know what was really going on and why she was living in two separate places at once, it sounds very silly now that I’m writing about it and I feel really dumb for not being able to figure out that she was looking into the future when it’s so very clear from the beginning. It took me a few chapters but after a while it dawn on me that she was searching and I was able to enjoy the novel a lot more. I became really engrossed on one of her futures more than the other and kept wanting to skip those chapters that didn’t focus on it. I’m glad I didn’t though because both are full of details that become very important at the end.
There was just so much in this novel that I loved, from the amazing mind powers to the characters that made me smile like Addie’s best friend Laila who’s one of those type of best friends that are wild and make you come out of your shell and do spontaneous fun things. I loved her! There’s also a very hot football playing cowboy that just makes you weak in the knees, I loved seeing the cute romance bloom between him and Addie. The ending is not a cliff hanger like most, it doesn’t leave you in the middle of something huge going on but it was quite bittersweet and left me eager for the next one. I’m dying to see what Kasie West has in store for us in the sequel and can’t wait to dive back into Addie’s world.Pin It