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Review – Pivot Point by Kasie West

Review – Pivot Point by Kasie WestPivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) by Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point, #1
Published by HarperTeen on February 12th 2013
Pages: 343

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.

Addie can tell the- future at least, her own. She can foresee two outcomes of her choices. Her parents are getting divorced and she must make the decision of who to live with.  As she contemplates bothe outcomes it turns out the choices she are left with could be fatal for some of her closest friends. It’s an interesting story as you see her live out both decisions and the one she makes in the end will leave you astounded.

In ” An Oster Shell – This was a unique paranormal read that made me want to read the second book.

The Pearls – The concept was unique. The execution of the concept was well done. It worked well with the title. Mirroring results of one decision was pretty cool.

The romance in the story was fun because each path had it’s own romance. I like how the story comes full circle. It was very thought provoking.

I liked the parallel nuances that drew the two timelines together.

The Sand – The main character was a little flat at times. The two different timelines became a bit predictable. Though I will say the ending was well done despite that.

3.5 Pearls

About Kasie West

I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels, published through Harper Teen are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, and THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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