The Girl Who Tried Everything

and then blogged about it…

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) – Kasie West

Book Description (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.

My Review

So I’m a sucker for a good cover, and this one caught my eye. After reading the back of the book I wasn’t too sure I would like it, but I decided to give it a try after all the good review. I’m glad I did, it turned out to be one of the better books books I’ve read in awhile. The storyline was well thought out and well developed, it’s amazing how much attention the author paid to the little details.

Addison (the main character) can look into the future when she has a tough choice to make and see where those two paths will take her. The entire book is a chapter by charter back and forth between the two lives she “could” lead. I didn’t think I would like it, I don’t usually like the back and forth between the past and the present (my only comparison) with books and I thought this would be the same. It wasn’t, I was able to keep up with the storyline and in fact it would sucker me in deeper to the story. I couldn’t decided which part I wanted to know more about, so I would start to rush through the chapter to get back the other life only to then want to be reading the current life. It was a viscous cycle, but proved to be good reading.

I would have given this book a 5 out of 5 but instead give it a solid 4, because it’s YA book and I’m an adult. As an adult I have to remind myself what it feel like to be a kid. I hate football and there is a lot of that going on in this book. Addison is so much different than I was as a kid, I’ve always been too grownup and too wild. All in all I can’t wait to read the next book.. Well done Kasie West, well done…


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