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Pivot Point

West, Kasie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pivot Point


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"A girl with the power to search alternate futures lives out six weeks of two different lives in alternating chapters. Both futures hold the potential for love and loss, and ultimately she is forced to choose which fate she is willing to live through"--
Authors: West, Kasie
Title: Pivot point
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperTeen,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Novel.
Summary: "A girl with the power to search alternate futures lives out six weeks of two different lives in alternating chapters. Both futures hold the potential for love and loss, and ultimately she is forced to choose which fate she is willing to live through"--
ISBN: 9780062117373
0062117378
006211736X
9780062117366
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Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • jmorbug rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book tells the plot as two parallel futures. It's a really interesting literary device that makes the reader want to see which future Addie will choose. It's an entertaining read that I'd recommend to anyone who loves teen romance with a dash of the paranormal.

Report This Dec 29, 2013
  • PhoenixQueen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Do yourself a huge favor. Read this book. A great read, the plot is changes everytime you think you predict the next step.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "In this young adult science fiction, a futuristic society ensures that every person is born with a twin who is raised separately by another family. Before they can assume their full place in society, a teenager must find and kill their twin. Children are raised from a young age to track and fight. The book has a neat premise and world, but the book does not fully engage with the really neat moral questions that this brings up, and the effect this would have on people. The ending is disappointing (no spoilers!) and the suspense is not very suspenseful. "

Report This Jun 22, 2013
  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pivot Point's premise is intriguing, but this reader wants to know: how can a Search made for six weeks have only two paths? After a certain period of time, surely Addie would encounter multiple choices that would branch the possible paths into twice or four times or eight times as many. It just isn't possible that one decision would result in only two paths over such a long period of time. For a day? Yes. For over a month? No amount of suspension of disbelief can convince me of that. Nevertheless, we buy into Addie's journeys thanks to her relatable, if not effortless or smooth, voice and her relationships. The two boys are developed realistically and the ultimate choice between them is very satisfyingly resolved. As well, the Paranorms' world feels relatively seamless and believable. It's the story's plot and stakes where the issues arise again. A perfectly acceptable paranorm vs. norm high school arc is begun, only to switch tacks to a storyline that feels comically dramatic. The stakes are too high for this school story, and the villain ends up appearing rather absurd. That being said, the ending was enough to leave me happy. It's an uplifting finish untainted by any previous drama, focusing on the hopes and aspirations any teen could relate to.

Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • catgirl31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing, well written book. There are so many twist and turns, and the ending is diffently not predictable!"

Report This Jun 02, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful and had a better ending than I could have hoped for. It was almost too stressful for me though! My heart was beating so fast at the end and I was freaking out. I've never had that reaction to a book before and it freaked me out a little bit. But the book was well written and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Report This Jun 01, 2013
  • 23isthebestnumber rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In this book, Addie lives in secret Compound where everyone has a mind power. Hers is Divergence, which means that when she is faced with two choices, she can look ahead and both outcomes. One day, she is faced with an impossible choice; her parents are getting divorced. Who will she go with?

Report This May 18, 2013
  • thezar21 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

i wish i had that power, it would come in handy.

"When faced with a choice, Addie Coleman can look into the future and see both outcomes. After her parents divorce and her father decides to leave their top-secret city for the paranormally gifted, Addie uses her unique ability to see what will happen if she accompanies him to the normal world or if she remains with her mother in the home she's always known. Addie's potential futures both lead to romance, danger, and heartbreak, but ultimately she must choose a single path - and it will come at a high cost." May 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=629709

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Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • catgirl31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Addie lives inside the Compound, a secret city for those with supernatural abilities. Addie’s ability is a type of Clairvoyance: when faced with a choice, she can “see” how each choice will affect her future. Unfortunately, Addie’s parents have just dropped a bomb: they’re getting divorced, and she needs to decide whether she wants to live with her mom (inside the Compound) or her dad (who is moving Outside to live with the Normals). So she uses her ability to see which parent she should choose.

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Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • catgirl31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"What if now, this very moment, isn't set in stone. What if you're seeing a vision of what could be?"

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