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Pivot Point

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fast-paced tale of teen girl with mind powers.

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This is sort of a mixed bag: Teens will have fun thinking about which of the mind powers they would most want, and will also think about the philosophical issues raised here, like Addie does. (Would you want to live in a world where you were never sure what was real and what was a manipulation? Or, if she sees someone do something bad when she is Searching the future, can she hold that against that person?) Readers may be less enthralled by the actual subplots, which involve some football players using their powers to get ahead, and a very one-dimensional drug dealer named Poison, who may be murdering teen girls.

This is a fast-moving book, and author Kasie West cleverly manages to create two different storylines that run on well-timed parallel tracks. In the end, it's the author's imagined world, not what happens there, that will make the biggest impression on readers.

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