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.
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This book has a very unique and is based on a different concept.The author introduces us to world that has a genetically superior secret society.The people belonging to this society have different abilities. The main character in this book is a Searcher. She can see what would happen in her future if she picked a particular path.
The way this book unfolds is very different. In one chapter we are in a future in which Addison chooses a specific path and in the next chapter we see the future as it would be if she had chosen the other path.This cycle continues till the book ends .So it's like switching realities in every chapter but it doesn't get confusing.This is another thing that's great about this book!
Addison was a delightful character. I loved her. She was funny, smart and sarcastic. She also takes some pretty tough decisions. She seems wise beyond her years and that is why when she doesn't act like an adult it comes as a shock but then I remember that she's a teen and it's normal to behave that way.
I wasn't a huge fan of some of the characters but I think the author wants us to hate them.So I guess it's ok. One character I wasn't a huge fan of towards the end was Laila.Pretty much throughout the book I thought Laila was being very stupid and needed to be smacked on the head. I was also very suspicious towards some other characters throughout the book so I couldn't really fall in love with them.
One thing that is commendable is that the ending of this book was unpredictable.
The plot is interesting and keeps you hooked. Only in the middle of the novel you get a little frustrated because nothing important seems to be happening but the beginning and the end make up for it.
Overall, the unique narrative style,the main character and this world has me looking forward to the sequel. Definitely worth a read.