When I first started writing this post, on such an illustrious occasion as Pivot Point Day, I found myself reduced to manic, semi-incoherant exclamations like: THIS BOOK! BUY IT! READ! WILL LOVE!
Fortunately, I was able to get a hold of myself. I find it so very appropriate that PIVOT POINT arrives just days before Valentines Day. Why? Because in addition to having a fantastic, pulse-pounding mystery, PIVOT POINT positively crackles with romantic chemistry. Crackles, people. It crackles. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Amazing Characters
YA needs more main characters like Addie. She's smart and kind and FUNNY. I love her. If I were a dude, I'd totally ask her out. But I happen to be a female, and therefore, I was busy swooning over the boys in this book. THE BOYS, OH THE BOYS! Duke and Trevor feel completely real and completely lovable in their different ways. I want to wrap Trevor up and take him home with me. (How about it, Kasie? I can have him, right?)
2. Spectacular Dialogue
Long ago, I proclaimed Kasie West the Unquestioned Queen of Witty Dialogue. There's really not much more I can say about it than that. She's. The. Best. Reading PIVOT POINT, I laughed out loud many times and smiled pretty much the entire time.
3. The Most Inventive Love Triangle Set-up You'll Read
Like I said before, both of the boys register almost dangerous levels of swoon-worthiness. And Kasie presents us with a love triangle that's so fresh and fun, it's the perfect cure for any reader that might be feeling a case of love-triangle fatigue.
4. Lots of These Moments
People, PIVOT POINT is everything I've promised and more. It's truly a fantastic book. And the PERFECT gift for Valentines Day. In fact, I've already planned out a Valentine's Day date with your special someone. Buy PIVOT POINT and one box of chocolate. Cuddle up and read PIVOT POINT while eating said chocolate. Sparks. Will. Fly. That's a promise.