Pivot Point by Kasie West

19 Feb

ImageTitle: Pivot Point

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: February 2013

Pages: 352

Goodreads Summary:

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

My Rating: 5 stars

My Dream Cast: Pivot Point Dream Cast

My Thoughts:

Normally I judge a book on how upset it makes me to finish it and lets just say that I was very upset when this book was over. The second I finished this story I wanted to flip to the first page and start again. It. Was. Incredible. I read it in one straight sitting, nonstop!

Addie lives in place where everyone has paranormal abilities. Her mom is Persuasive and her dad is Discerner or has she calls him, a human lie detector. Addie herself is a Searcher. She is able to see into the future but only so far and only her own. When her parents decide to divorce and her father plans to live with the Norms, Addie decides to look into her future to see if she should stay in the Compound with everyone she knows or if she should face the normal world.

The most unique thing about this story was the love triangle. In both of Addie’s future there was a guy that she falls for. Normally I hate love triangles but this one was so clever and creative that it really didn’t bother me and plus Addie’s never annoyingly debates over which to choose since they’re in alternate realities. Also this may be a tad spoilery, but I’d like to add that it becomes apparent pretty quickly that there really isn’t a choice. ; )

In the one future, Addie starts to date her paranormal school’s hottie Duke. He’s popular and swoon-worthy and surprisingly sweet and charming, but he is also Addie’s complete opposite. In her other future, she meets Trevor. He’s a completely normal guy who is quiet, friendly, and funny. He starts off as the perfect person to replace her best friend Laila who is still in the paranormal compound, but it’s obvious that he is more than best friend material! The thing that made me love Trevor the most was the fact that he was slightly nerdy and a lot of times him and Addie had me laughing out loud!

The best word to describe this book was brilliant! The plot was complex and it could have easily been confusing but West did an amazing job, flawlessly switching and connecting Addie’s two futures. Every chapter would switch between the futures and no matter which one I was reading I was always sucked into the story. There was so much originality, creativity, and superb writing crammed into this fascinating plot filled with romance, fun and quirky characters, lots of humor, and a hint of mystery.

Now the ending of this book I both loved and hated! I loved it because West executed it perfectly. Like I said before, the plot was so complex and there could have been lots of loose ends and confusion at the end after Addie sees her two futures, but everything fell right into place and made perfect sense (not to mention I love the boy she chooses!). The only reason I hated the ending was because it left me dying for the next book, which doesn’t come out for another year! : (

If you haven’t already, drop everything and read this amazingly unique story that has everything a book should and more!


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