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Friday, February 14, 2014

Review: Pivot Point

 Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)


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.


    Pivot Point draws you in from the start, pulling you in so deep that you are deaf to the rest of the world.

    As a child of divorce I can fully relate with Addie. The crushing anguish that you feel when you hear that your parents will no longer be together is beautifully illustrated in Pivot Point. Addie's quest to fulfill every teenage cliche that she has seen in books and movies about divorce provides a brilliant levity to the novel.

    Addie feels like a kindred spirit, and I think (and hope) fellow book lovers will agree. I fell in love with Addie when she stated "I don't care when people think I'm an antisocial, controlling bookworm because that's what I am." (West 50) I was that antisocial, controlling bookworm in High School as well. And like Addie I was also suffering from a heart broken from lost delusions of having the perfect family and going through the difficulties of friendships and boys as well. Addie is one of the most relatable characters I have read about in recent fiction.

    Pivot Point Could have easily been written in two complete sections to show Future A and Future B but the way West goes back and forth from scene to scene is incredible. It was a little confusing at first but once I got used to the writing style I loved it.

    I would read this book again in a heartbeat and can't wait to read the next one. This is a great series for people who like superpowers and romance. Definitely a series that you should not miss.



  1. Great review!!! I will definitely have to pick up this book sometime in the future (way too many books to read right now!). I think its interesting that you get both perspectives in the one book- Future A and Future B! And I think you are right that fellow book lovers will agree that Addie feels like a kindred spirit, I mean I don't care if people think I'm antisocial and a controlling bookworm! I mean sometimes books are just better than people! :)

    1. I completely agree Tanya! Books make the best friends. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did! Please let me know once you read it.