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.I requested Pivot Point on a whim because I'd seen it around quite a bit on loads of blogs, but I didn't quite know how much I loved it. I really did love it, it was a fantastic book that was unlike anything that I've read recently and it really made me think about how for every decision that we make there is a completely different future that you're missing. It's easy to forget that what we're reading is simply a 'vision' of the possible futures as opposed what is actually happening. It's a bit mind-blagging. It's also extremely easy to forget that this is actually a paranormal book, because Addie's powers take such a back seat to the romance and the different stories.
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.
Addison is a great character, I am so happy to have finally read a book with a fantastic female character that actually reacts realistically. to different situations. She's independent but also fooled and gullible. In the future with Duke I was yelling at her as I began to work some things out, and in the future with Trevor I realised how she was growing into things. I also really liked the background characters since they rang very true and authentic to me.
My main complaint with Pivot Point was that the main mystery plot took a backseat to the romance and the school plots and it only really came out at the end so the plot seemed quite disconnected at times.
Overall, I really enjoyed Pivot Points, despite a few small issues in the plot. The characters and concept were fantastic and I loved the writing.
Overall Rating: B
Book released 12th February 2013 by HarperTeen
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (Edelweiss)