Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Student Recommendation: PIVOT POINT by Kasie West

I loved PIVOT POINT myself, and all of my students who have read it this year have loved it also and been passing it on to their friends. One even told me she gave it to one of her friends who doesn't go to our school, and that friend liked it as well. It makes me happy to know students are finding books they love enough to recommend them to their friends!

Author: Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Number of Pages: 352
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.
From an 8th grader:
The book I have most recently read and was also my favorite book of third quarter is Pivot Point by Kasie West. Pivot Point is my favorite book for third quarter because it was very nerve wracking and I like that in my books because then I can’t predict what would happen next.  I chose Pivot Point because I wanted to read something different and also because I loved the way the cover looked so unique. Pivot Point was different from the books I usually I read because I’ve mostly read books that involve teenage problems and this book was more about decision making. For Pivot Point I’d rate the book 5 stars because when I would read I wouldn’t want to stop reading. I would recommend Pivot Point to mostly just girls because girls can more relate to the main character than boys can. I won’t forget this book and will probably end up reading it again in the future.        


  1. Sounds like a great book!


  2. So excited to see a student's thoughts especially when they so coincide with my own. I really liked this book too.