Pivot Point - Kasie West

Sunday, 28 June 2015
Addie is must choose which fate shall be real


Title: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West
First Published: 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen



"Book was obtained at a local book pop up store for $7. This store only sells left overs of books from book stores that either closed down or no longer sold the item"

Synopsis (from goodreads)

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.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Review:


Let's get down to the nitty gritty.

I have no grudge against the writing of the book, it's just, the whole time I was reading it, I thought that it could have been improved, to be more interesting, more captivating, because it was a book that I could put down and just forget about. (Which I did, that's why this review is really late). It was really hard for me to rate this book with it being potentially a 4 star book or a 3 star book, but I decided with an in between rate, because my feelings toward the book were, well, undoubtedly in the middle.

I honestly loved this book though. It's told in two realities in each chapter, with every chapter forcing you to read the next, because you want, no need to find out wants next. Addie is a beautifully written character and so is her bestfriend, Laila. I could totally see these two people being best friends. But I must admit, Addie annoyed me sometimes. Dukes character is written perfectly too, for a witty (rich) quarterback who the whole town knows. Well the whole compound. 

From the very beginning, I was team Trevor and I'm glad I was. Addie's relationship with Trevor is so innocent and so cute, I had so many fangirl moments because of it. I thought it was so evil (-ly smart) when parts of the book you knew things were gonna happen between the two were cut short and a new chapter began. It just made you want more.

"She loves to read, Mom. Like these really old, boring books. The ones Dad likes." He points to the graphic novel on his desk. "Plus lame ones, like I do. And she's not a huge football fan. I think she only tolerates it for our sake. She's supersmart, my main competition in Government. And since coming into my room, she has probably had to stop herself several times from cleaning up the shoes spilling out of my closet."

Like how could you not want more than that ^^. A boy knowing you, stripped away from your abilities and defining you how you define yourself. Trevor was amazing. It sucked that the book had more of Duke than Trevor, like shove over Duke and let Addie live her life with this incredible senior. 

"In the six years I've had this ability, nobody has ever asked me that question. Nobody has ever thought they were negotiable." (Addie says)
He takes a deep breath. "I want you to choose me, Addie," he whispers. "I want this to be real."


And there we have it folks, a robbery has been conducted, reward for those who find my heart that has been ripped out of my chest.

Trevor is honestly the star of this book, he shows Addie what 'Norm' people are, human. They are human, they do everything people in the compound do, just minus the special enhanced mind abilities. 

The ending of the book let it down though, hence my mixed emotions toward the book. The last couple of chapters felt so, "rushed". The ending sucked full stop. I wanted more. The romance basically took over the actual crime within the book. It wasn't even into detail. But yeah, I'll talk about this in more detail in my spoilers section. So for those who'd like to read this book without me killing and ruining it for you, don't scroll down any further.

So bye for now xox,
Meleika

(SPOILERS)(SPOILERS)(SPOILERS)(SPOILERS)

Text is small just in case people scroll down and accidentally read spoilers.

HELLO! I guess you've read the book already ? that's why you're here ? or you just want to find out more and the plot twists within the book. Well you've done the right thing and scrolled down. *HIGH FIVE* 

So this spoiler section will be in no particular order, just me spitting out stuff that should have been more developed.

So the girls who were murdered ? Who were they ? I know at the end we find out that one was persuasive. But what other powers did the other girls have ?

But MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY DID BOBBY KILL THOSE GIRLS? I know to enhance and gain new powers but WHAT FOR? WORLD DOMINATION? We never really get told. Like why Bobby, Why ?

Ok, now this Mr Paxton dude, the Poison dude, who we thought was evil. But was never evil ? I have so many mixed emotions towards him. WE ALSO DON'T FIND OUT HIS POWERS. What are they ? Tell me. Also, how much did Laila's father owe him ? I mean, I don't mind not knowing that, but if we knew the amount, I think something could have been done.

Now Duke. WHAT THE HELL DUKE!! Like, why did you use our Addie ? Why ? (Rhetorical Questions) She had feelings man. You can't use girls like that just to benefit yourself man. Not on. Also, the part where Laila sneaks into Dukes home without Addie's knowledge... Did that mean Duke was cheating ? I didn't really get that scenario. 

Also, why did she chose to erase both paths ? Why ? And in the end, did she get the note from Laila ? And regain her memory ? I also don't get the last sentences on the last page, like is Trevor just being cute with her, or is he on one knee, the one knee, that you kneel on to propose ? I'm confused man, That's why the ending was really bad. There were so many unanswered questions. Too many for my liking. But yeah, help me answer these questions or do you have your own theories ? comment below xxx

Bye for now xoxo,
Meleika

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