Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle

Meet the Sky

It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all.With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep the family business running, get accepted to veterinary school, and protect her mom and sister from another disaster. But when a hurricane forms off the coast of North Carolina’s Outer Bank...

Details Meet the Sky

TitleMeet the Sky
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Meet the Sky

  • Kat
    I love the way McCall Hoyle writes about characters with disabilities and serious medical issues. In “The Thing With Feathers” she chronicled the journey of a teen with a seizure disorder, and here, she writes about Sophie, whose family has been forever altered after an accident left her sister Mere with a traumatic brain injury (TBI.) Additionally, Finn’s life has also been changed by a serious medical event, and the way that their journey...
  • Laurie
    Wow. McCall Hoyle has crafted yet another deep & deeply moving story embedded in a high school romance, this time with a hurricane disaster wrapped around it. As in her fantastic debut novel, THE THING WITH FEATHERS, author Hoyle weaves classic poetry (Tennyson in this one) into her central theme of not letting the justifiable fear resulting from serious tragedy keep you from moving forward and being open to love and life with all its danger and ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsWhen I requested this book, I had not heard any buzz, nor was I familiar with the author, but BOY am I glad I took a chance, because it was so wonderful!Both Sophie and Finn had suffered great losses, but they reacted in very different ways. Finn decided to live his life to the fullest, while Sophie chose to exercise great caution with all her choices, and stay focused on her goals and family. Being trapped in the story was a jou...
  • Katie McGarry
    I really enjoyed this book!
  • Madison
    Meet The Sky is one part adventure survival story, one part romance and one part story of self-discovery. It’s about learning to survive and, in the face of life’s storms, learning to live.Sophie likes things under control. It’s the only way she can continue to function now that her dad has abandoned their family, her mother relies on her to help keep their horse riding business afloat and her sister sustained brain damage in the car crash ...
  • Anna (RattleTheShelves)
    Why not more? I'm asking myself that, too. I loved the setting of this book (I might have an unhealthy obsession with natural disasters) and I loved Sophie's backstory. And all the animals! Also, I loved the message behind the book, the distinction between chronos and kairos and about giving people another chance and not to judge anyone too easily, because we don't know what they are going through. Still, something was missing. But it's a solid 3...
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    2 STARSSophie struggles to keep her family together after an accident that left her sister disabled and caused her father to leave. When a hurricane of the century threatens their home and business, Sophie is accidentally separated from her mother and sister. She’s stuck with Finn, a smart ass classmate who stood her up at homecoming years ago.MEET THE SKY is a predictable story suited more toward tweens and young teens. McCall Hoyle’s writin...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    I haaaaaaated the love interest in this one. He consistently compromised the main character's safety for his own reckless habits. And I also just... was bored????
  • Sara Strand
    You know I like to start by telling you the star rating so I'm going to give this one 4.5 stars. The only thing keeping this back from a full five stars is Sophie was a little annoying for me, too timid, too cautious, too rude and assumes everything really is about her when there's a whole world circulating around her. It took me some time to come around with her and I appreciate her independence but sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell her t...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    #FirstLine ~ Once upon a time, I believed in fairy tales. Beautiful, wonderfully told and original Meet the Sky is another story that will tug at the heartstrings, and leave a lasting impression. I adored it cover to cover and so will you. A must read that will leave the reader sanctified and wanting more from this very gifted story teller.
  • lisa elis
    WOW McCall Hoyle really knows how to go about crafting a delightful contemporary and I loved this book - even more than The Thing With Feathers
  • Katy Upperman
    Three Things I Love About MEET THE SKY1. Survival story. I love books (and movies) about characters who are stranded, forced to by mother nature to test themselves in ways that incite growth and change. Meet the Sky's Sophie is a selfless, resilient girl before the hurricane hits her island home, but after? Whoa. Her courage and resourcefulness make her a character worth cheering for. It doesn't hurt that love interest Finn provokes change in her...
  • Allyson
    As a resident of eastern North Carolina, my town and surrounding areas were recently impacted by Hurricane Florence. During the hurricane, I wondered if there were any YA books about surviving this type of natural disaster. A few weeks later, I came across Meet the Sky on Amazon, and realized it was already on my to-read list on Goodreads. I was able to get the Kindle version during a sale one weekend, and I'm SUPER excited to say that Meet the S...
  • Jade
    I found this YA contemporary survival adventure story pretty exciting and hard to put down. Sophie and Finn become stuck on their North Carolina island in a hurricane after being unable to evacuate and they have to try to survive together. Finn has just returned to town after years away, and the last time Sophie saw him was right before he stood her up for a dance. Since then, both have experienced loss in their families and they are dealing with...
  • Angela Blount
    Originally Reviewed for YA Books Central:, horses, and harmonious verse. Meet the Sky is an ably-written, well-paced contemporary YA—one which is perhaps best described as a pleasantly stormy beach read.Horse lovers rejoice, for the equestrian themes and undertones are abundant—as well as educational. Prior to this story, this reader knew absolutely nothing about the wild horses that roam the...
  • Miranda Liasson
    I loved this book! A beautiful story about taking chances and forgiveness. Beautifully written too. Highly recommend!
  • Jade
    (2.5 Stars)McCall Hoyle’s Meet the Sky tells the tale of Sophie, a teenage girl in high school trying to balance the stress of college prep, helping her mother take care of her sister who was disabled in a car accident and fight the oncoming hurricane threatening to ravage her town. I found this book to be more of a fluff read, but that is not to say that this book did not have its share of emotional turmoil and growth. I found Meet the Sky to...
  • Michelle
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog!McCall Hoyle has a real eye for detail, constantly weaving a tapestry of landscaping and emotion in one phenomenal novel. In her second book, she tackles a story of two teens and their reconnection after a past filled with pain (both individual and combined). Sophie and Finn are adorable opposites in perspective that learn from each other. It's a scenario that may seem slightly far fetche...
  • Meghan
    This book was wonderful if you are a fan of castaway or any movie where you are stranded on an island with the last person you were expecting. This story is inspiring and demonstrates true emotional strength and character and is a great life lesson for every reader that engages this story. You will like this book if you are fans of stories such as 13 reasons why or Everything Everything. 5 stars!
  • Let's Geek
    Read the full review also on my blog Let's Geek: the Sky is a really sweet and deeply moving teenage love story embedded in a hurricane disaster. Total Rating: 7.8/10Originality: 8/10Language: 7/10Atmosphere: 7/10Characters: 9/10World building: 7/10Fun: 7/10Predictability: 7/10Believable: 8/10Relevancy: 9/10Cover: 9/10Genre: YA, RomanceTime It Took Me To Read: approx. 2 hoursOriginality: 8/10Watching the news and seeing ...
  • Kasey Giard
    One of my favorite things about Hoyle's debut novel, The Thing with Feathers (my review here)was the way she used Emily Dickinson's poetry throughout the book. Which means one of my favorite parts of Meet the Sky was the way she used the Tennyson quotes at the beginning of each chapter and also at pivotal moments in the story itself. Honestly, I didn't realize some of those quotes were written by Tennyson before reading this book. For example, "B...
  • Grace P. (gracefulreads)
    4/5 Stars! Hoyle’s endearing second novel took me by surprise and drew me in. Sophie is having a rough time in more ways than one, and I enjoyed her goal-oriented mindset. Obsessed with her families horses and animals in general, she does everything in her power to help them. Horses seem to be lacking in young adult recently, and they added one of my favorite parts of the story. Mature beyond her years, Sophie has experienced heartbreak but sti...
  • Lisa
    This book is a very light read, with the added bonus of short chapters, which is always a plus. It’s just not a memorable story that sticks with you. I found myself occasionally frustrated with the main characters actions or ways of thinking on many occasions. The male love interest was a bit more interesting, but even that romance just fell short for me. This could have been a better story if the author chose to build up the characters relatio...
  • Bambi Rathman
    I want to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.It's a quick read and a good book for a YA reader. It takes the reader on Sophie's journey through some challenges that life has given her in her young life. Then throw in a hurricane and being stranded with a boy who she felt stood her up and a horse that needs rescued and you have an adventure that has you turning the pages to see how it all shakes out. There are a lot of life less...
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    This was a good (albeit somewhat unbelievable) story about two kids who survive a hurricane. The actual survival is what is called into question when it comes to reality. But the focus of the book is relationships and surviving grief and loss. In that respect, it did it's job with an engaging friendship between a couple of damaged people. The book aims high and almost hits it's mark.The audiobook narration by Morgan Fairbanks is about average. It...
  • Katie Nelson
    I adored this book! Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I knew what happened to Sophie, Finn and their families. It’s an outstanding novel.The story is emotionally resonant and the characters are so flawed, yet so real. I couldn’t help but cry with them and cheer for them and hope for a happy ending. A beautiful book that’s not to be missed!
  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    **I was sent this ARC by the publicist Megan Beatie in exchange for a free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**This took way too long for me to read despite how short it was. I didn't enjoy this much :/ review is now on the blog! https://metalphantasmreads.wordpress....
  • Carly S
    It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie's dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie's older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all.
  • Stephanie
    I'd hoped this book would blow me away, but it came in like a Category 1 (this meme comes to mind). Check out my full review over at Forever Young Adult.
  • Suad Shamma
    This book was really boring. I found the characters boring, and whiny, and they got on my nerves. Also, I didn't get how it was OK to continuously compromise someone's safety for your own pleasure? Is it really the time to surf when a big storm is coming? They almost got killed several times due to their stupidity and carelessness and lack of responsibility. This did nothing for me, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Not worth my time.