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.
There is not a book by Kasie West that I’ve read and haven’t immediately fallen in love with. Pivot Point is no different.
This book has a very interesting premise: a place called The Compound where everyone has special powers. Addie has the power of divergence; she can see into the future and live out both sides of a decision. When her dad gives her the choice to live in the normal human world with him, she decides to see what would happen if she stays or if she goes.
This book was wonderfully written, weaving both sides of Addie’s life between each chapter. Addie is highly relatable and down to earth. It wasn’t difficult to get invested into the story because her voice is very distinctive and easy to follow.
It was interesting seeing how both of her lives played out and seeing how one choice could alter so much in the long run.
Addie has two lives, and consequently, two romances. Seeing how Addie interacted with each boy was interesting because she was different with both of them. Trevor was sweet and charming, but she had to keep her secret from him, while Duke was the star quarterback and he knew everything about her. Each romance seemed genuine, yet obviously one stood higher than the other. (TEAM TREVOR! <3)
It was interesting seeing the paranormal concept even if it wasn’t all that well explained. There was also an interesting mystery going on that Kasie West interestingly put together alongside Addie’s story.
I’ve got to say that her power was both a blessing and a curse. Having the foreknowledge of a decision you did and didn’t make is definitely very stressful. If I were in Addison’s position I would have no idea which path I’d take. In each path Addison has a certain life and she’d be giving up something different in each one. Not to mention that there’s an impressive cast of side characters and they each contribute something amazing to each side of the story.
“It was hard when I knew I was about to be flooded with memories of a life I hadn’t lived yet. Really, two lives I hadn’t lived yet.”
Overall, Pivot Point is another amazing book by Kasie West that’ll have you captivated from start to finish. The ending will leave you breathless and with the biggest hangover ever.