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. (Source: Goodreads)
I am so glad I joined the #BookBFFs in their read of PIVOT POINT. Reading with friends always makes the experience better and without them I might have let this book sit too long.
Addie is totally blindsided by her parents declaration of divorce. And as much as every kid wish they had a choice in which parent to live with, you can’t imagine how it feels for your parents to tell you to search your future for which is best. OMG! Her parents must really respect her as a person to let her make her own decision with the knowledge that she really can envision the possibilities.
Now this is where the writing gets so engrossing and the pace of switching paths had me feeling like we were in the NOW and not scanning possible futures. It was unputdownable. Not only is Addie feeling out living with each of her parents, but she is thrust into a mystery and murder. As each path progresses overlap develops, resulting in the only thing I could do…frenziedly page flipping. GET TO THE END, became my mantra. And as the pages disappeared the frustration level ratcheted up. Which path will she choose? What will be sacrificed?
Even though I’ve focused on the mystery, it really is a light read. There is a paranormal aspect. The people of the Compound have various enhanced abilities, like Addie’s Divergent ability. But it isn’t cumbersome to comprehend, it actually reads like a Contemporary. KASIE WEST left me a fan and wondering where will this series go next.
Two Paths, but only One Choice.