Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West
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 loved this book! Pivot Point is about a girl named Addie, who has to choose which parent she want to live with when they tell her they are getting a divorce. They leave the decision in her hands, since she has the ability to “Search” it — Addie can see into the future when forced to make a decision, so that she can see both paths in order to help her make the correct choice. (She lives in a paranormal Compound where everyone has some sort of mind ability). Once she Searches both paths, what she is left with is an impossible choice. Both paths have their good and bad aspects. It becomes such a hard choice. I thought the story was amazing. I was so enveloped by it and really felt for Addie. I would never be able to make the choice she has to make!
Addie is a really good character. West is totally playing to the reader when she made Addie a lover of books. I found it easy to connect with her and I definitely sympathized with her. I especially felt for her at the end. Ahhh, how does she make that choice?!? Now how to talk about the boys in the book. I would love to gush about both boys, but I am afraid I would give too much away if I did. Because, one might be the good choice for Addie and the other bad, or both may be good, or both may be bad. So, I won’t say any specific things about them. It was interesting though…a different take on a love triangle. 🙂
I thought the writing was very well done. It was easy to read and captivating. Another amazing debut author to watch out for! I look forward to reading more from West. She is definitely a wonderful story-teller! Plus the concept was creative and unique, which always makes me happy.
I would definitely recommend Pivot Point! I loved it! I cannot wait to read the sequel!!
Just when I decide I could kiss him all day long, he says, “Addison?”
“What if this is a Search?”
I stiffen. “What?”
“Have you ever thought about that before? What if now, this
very moment, isn’t set in stone. What if you’re just seeing a
vision of what could be?”