Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West
Published: February 2013, HarperTeen, 343 pages
Description: Knowing the outcome doesn't always make a choice easier. . . .
My Review: This has got to be one of the most amazing books that I've read in quite awhile!! The way the story is executed and how it all came together was brilliant and original.
Addison (aka Addie) lives in a world hidden from the real world. Her Compound is made up with people who have exceptional mind powers, yet they do interact with "Norms" on occasion. The Compound is much more advanced than the rest of the world and these mind powers are really incredible--seeing the future, controlling the moods of those around you, erasing memories, moving things by thinking it, etc. When Addie's parents divorce, she is faced with a choice--move with her dad to live among the Norms or stay with her mom and live with the Paras.
Really thinking about having these abilities makes them seem not as desirable as I first thought they would be. Addie can see the future--but only her own. When she Searches things out, things often seem real to her. That would be tough because you couldn't look at people the same way, knowing that they might do something. I really liked Addie and had an easy time connecting to her.
I loved Trevor--the one with "eyelashes that make mine want to commit suicide from shame." What a great friend and person!!
One thing about this book that I especially loved was the creative headings for each chapter and how it went back and forth, tying everything together at the end. I'm hoping this is a series and if so, can't wait to find out what happens next.
Content: some mention of murder and an unwanted advance, that didn't really happen; no language that I can remember; kissing. Clean.
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