Pivot Point

pivot pointTitle: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: Feb 2013
Classification: YA Novel

Summary from Goodreads:

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 Thoughts:

I know over the past few months that this book has been reviewed by some of my favorite bloggers and each and every one of them loved this book. At first glance I wasn’t sure I was going to like it and I put it off as a book I was probably never going to read. Then a Goodreads group I’m part of decided this book would be the book of the month and so I decided to get a copy from the library and try it out. Worst case scenario I would read a little bit and not like it and put it down…

What on earth was I thinking doubting all of the raving reviews on this book! I started this book late one night when I should have gone to bed and found myself glued to the story for the next 100 pages and only talked myself into going to sleep and continuing the story the next morning by sheer force of will! I was instantly drawn into needing to know more about Addie and her gift. Plus I wanted to see what was going to happen in each of her paths. What was going to happen if she went with her Dad or stayed with her Mom, I NEEDED to know what was going to happen. So I basically kept flipping page after page like a crazed person in order to find out. What I found was a great girl with a unique gift that I needed to know more about and there were so many quotes in this book I love because they remind me of inside jokes I have with people. Plus the author brought up the movie The Parent Trap which I love, it is my favorite movie!

Along the way I also found an amazing guy named Trevor who I loved from the beginning and just fell more and more in love with as the story went on. This is truly how authors should do romance! I liked that Trevor and Addie fell for each other slowly and I don’t think they ever called it love! *Runs around jumping and screaming that this is amazing and I love it so much that some authors can trust teens to fall in love slowly!* I remember there were some chapters with him that I was so enthralled with, Trever certainly stole my heart before the end of the book.

“Just promise me something. If this is a Search and you don’t pick me, don’t pick this path, for whatever reason, promise me you won’t Erase me.”

Overall, this book was so much more than what I expected. I loved that the author had this idea that the whole book would be about the two paths and it was so interesting to see two lives of one girl unfold and then watch her have to make a choice. I swear it was just a rush and you need to read it for yourself because once you start there is no going back with this one.

Thank you seems like too little…or maybe too much, since he couldn’t possibly understand how much I needed to hear what he just said. How much I needed to know that even without my ability, I am someone worth knowing. That every little and ridiculous quality I exhibit makes me who I am.”

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Comments

  1. It was a nice surprise for me too. Not that I didn’t expect to like it, but how & why it sucked me in was newish. Though I was page flipping to unravel things, it remained light. Beautifully balanced. Trevor was so loveable & not over done. Hoping we see more of him in the future.

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