Release Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
“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 really didn’t know what I was getting into when I picked up “Pivot Point” other than it had a stunning cover and I had heard great things about it. I enjoyed the fast pace and I don’t think that the story was lessened because of its short length.
“Pivot Point” alternates perspectives/time lines each chapter. It was a bit hard to remember where each plot line had left off, but I found that as the book went on it got easier. I’m hoping in the finished copy that at the beginning of the chapters it mentions whether the chapter is the line with her mom or with her dad. I really enjoyed the characters in this novel – I fell in love with certain characters (I promise, no spoilers) and had my favorites who destroyed my spirits. You know you’re reading a great book and when your favorite characters screw up so horribly you’re angry the rest of the day. The plot was also fantastic (once I remembered where I had left off). I definitely felt for the protagonist as she had to make her decision and I really enjoyed the parallel plot lines. The setting was also unique – what with all of the separate abilities. I’m definitely excited to see Pivot Point #2 (out February 2014) but until then I’ll get excited for Kasie West’s “The Distance Between Us.” If you’re looking for a fast paced read that doesn’t lack in detail, plot, characters, and setting – I highly recommend “Pivot Point!”
To the FTC, with love: eGalley for Review