Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 12, 2013
Hardcover: 343 pages
FTC FYI: Checked out a copy from my local library and bought the ebook copy.
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 enjoyed Pivot Point. I don't really want to summarize anymore of it, because a lot happens and I don't want to give anything away. I thought the characters were well written and I really enjoyed the alternating chapters of her Search of staying with her mom or leaving with her dad. I also liked how the two related to each other at times, too. I thought the world the author created was unique and clever, and those living at the Compound had very cool abilities. I was surprised throughout and the ending had me reading hungrily until I was finished. I was very pleased that this was a clean read that I could pass to my daughters without hesitation and recommend to anyone looking for a fun read that will leave you satisfied at the end, while also leaving you wanting more. That is what a good book does.
4 out of 5 stars. I am looking forward to Book 2, which is titled Split Second, and it will be released February 2014. Kasie also has another book out called The Distance Between Us, it was released July 2nd, 2013. The ebook copy of Pivot Point is only $1.99 on Kindle, Nook and iBooks.