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Pivot Point by Kasie West Book Review

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)
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 was so surprised when the same day I requested a copy of Pivot Point from Harper, I found one in my mailbox, along with some other books. After fan-girling over it, I started reading it right away ;) It turned out to be just as awesome as I thought it would be!

Pivot Point follows the story of a girl, Addie, who has special abilities and lives with both her parents in a compound for people with special abilities like hers. Her dad is going to the normal world, while her mom is staying where she’s been her whole life. Addie’s ability is to live through both options that can result out of a choice. So, the chapters switched off between the different lives she would choose :)

There were too different guys, one for each life. In the para world, Duke-the head football player- was interested in Addie. I thought he was both really sweet and charming at first. The other guy, the one in the normal world, Trevor, was pretty amazing though! He had struggled through a lot in the past year and had a terrible sort-of girlfriend. I thought he and Addie has such a good friendship and connection with each other. I liked Addie, but at some times I thought she was just a little too rigid and perfect.  She did change over time, though, and I grew to like her a lot as a character.

The plot was also great. I never got bored with reading, because with each chapter ended with something really fascinating, the next chapter would start with a great storyline all over again. The plot was part mystery, which I loved, and the inclusion of superpowers was really cool, too. When I was little, I used to watch Superfriends (does anyone remember that?) and I loved the idea of telekinesis, and other superpowers. The romance also added more depth to the story that I thought was really good!

Overall, I’d give Pivot Point 5 out of 5 flowers. Pivot Point is full of page-turning suspense, sweet romance, and tells an absolutely amazing story.

*Thank you so much to HarperTeen for sending me a copy of Pivot Point to read and review! :)


  1. I'm so glad that 1. You got it and 2. The plot was so good you never got bored. I've been going through a book slump where there's always something so glaringly bad in a book that diminishes everything else. However, this book sounds amazing! And I love depth so YAY!

    Love the review :)

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

    1. Thank you so much! I really don't like being in reading slums like that :( I hope you get out of it soon and Pivot Point was so amazing :)

  2. I can't wait to start this one too! I have heard so many amazing things about it and I just know I'm going to love it! The plot sounds great and the two different guys concept is just making me curious! I CAN NOT wait to see how that works out! So, glad you enjoyed this! :D

    Fabulous review, Montana!

    ~ Maida


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