Book Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Goodreads Synopsis

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.


Pivot Point is a story about Addison Coleman, a teenager living in a ‘world’ that’s separated from the rest. Where she lives, everyone has these abilities. I noticed that they all had to do with the mind; Telekinesis, Perception, Illusion and many more. Addie’s gift is the ability to Search, where she can look into her own future and live it out as it happens but in the real world only four minutes could have passed.

“I don’t care when people think I’m an antisocial, controlling bookworm because that’s what I am. It’s when they interpret me wrong that I have a problem.”

Addie’s given a choice to live with either her dad or her mom when they announce they’re getting divorced. We get to see what life with either parent is like. I honestly preferred the life with her dad but that’s neither here nor there.

There were times when I felt sorry for Addie and just wished that she could get out without having something waiting for her around the bend. Betrayals, lies, loss of friendship, it was all part of what made this book good to read. It wasn’t boring and quite unpredictable.

I liked Laila. She was sassy but sometimes I felt like she only thought of herself never mind the consequences. It made her a tough character to like, but I liked her either way. Duke, I could have lived without but he was okay at times.

Addie wants to be normal. She feels that with living around so many people her emotions could easily be influenced. She turns to books to make her feel better. As she reads, the emotions she feels are her own. No one’s forcing them on her. I liked that. She’s a bookworm!

“Sometimes I feel like I’m slowly floating away. I’m constantly looking for something to grab on to so I don’t lose myself.”

Both lives with her mom and dad have their ups and downs. Somethings make her want to be with the one, and some with the other. In the end she’d still have to make her choice and live with it. There were crosses between her few lives and that’s where choosing with path to go with was made difficult.

In my opinion, the book didn’t have a happy ending. It didn’t ‘work out’ in the end. A choice was made and I felt that it came as a sacrifice.

I liked the book a lot though. Definitely looking forward to the sequel, Split Second.

Read: 27 May 2015
Rating: ✮✮✮

Publication Date: 12 February 2013
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Kasie West

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