Published: February 12, 2013
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.
“When I read, I feel emotion all on my own. Emotion no living person is making me feel. To me, it almost seems more real; because I know those characters can’t influence me with any power.”
-Addison Coleman, Pivot Point
Addison is like most teen except she lives at a top secret place called Compound with others who have special abilities. Her ability is that she is a Searcher. She can look into the future and see what path in her life she should take. It comes in handy when she finds out her parents are divorcing and they want to know who she wants to live with. So she searches the future to see which life should she live, the one with her mom in the Compound or with her dad among the Norms…
Pivot Point is one of the most original YA books that I have read in a long time. I was so engrossed with the story that I was a bit shocked when I found that it had ended. Clearly there needs to be a sequel here or I will be very unhappy.
The plot just blew me away. A bit of Sliding Doors (one of my favorite movies btw) mixed in with super humans who have different mental abilities then toss in some romance, friendship and a bit of mystery and BAM! You have a book that you don’t want to put down!