Tuesday, May 7, 2013

PIVOT POINT by Kasie West ★★★★½

Reviewed by Rhiannan (Aged 11)  Meet Rhiannan


Imagine looking into the mountain range, but the mountains aren’t really mountains. Instead, the mountain is a secret world known as “The Compound”, where people have special powers.

Addie is a part of this very secret world. One day, she comes home from school to see her parents both sitting down on the couch. They tell her they are getting a divorce, which means Addie has to choose who to live with. She has to decide whether she goes with her dad, who is leaving the place that Addie grew up in or stay with her mum, who is remaining in The Compound.


Addie has to make a big decision that will affect the rest of her life. Addie’s best friend, Laila, offers to help Addie find the best choice for her.

Addie is a Searcher, which means that when faced with a choice she can look into the future and see what the outcome of her decisions will be. Instead of crying, Addie goes into her room and uses her secret powers to search the future of both her choices. Addie searches for six weeks, living both lives and trying to work out which life she can’t live without.

I think Pivot Point is a great book for ten to eighteen year olds and it is now one of my favourite books.  I would definitely recommend this to everyone!

The reason I liked this this book is that some of the stuff is true and I think the author went through this when she was at high school. Pivot Point is a little bit of fantasy, mystery and adventure.


Our review copy of Pivot Point thanks to the fantastic people at Harper Collins Australia

To buy or learn more visit PIVOT POINT Page at Harper Collins
eBook is also available here eBook
 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fjNucXHw2l0/TeGEMnZWqfI/AAAAAAAAApQ/WShPgL7arcs/s1600/_DSC2473bw.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR


Kasie West is a mother of four-three daughters and one son.  She lives in Central California where the summers try to kill her with their 115 degree heat waves.

Kasie loves to water ski. Kasie’s skill level on a wakeboard does not match her passion for the sport. Kasie would claim that maybe she could get better at it, but she’s too chicken!