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, Fiction

Reviews Meet the Sky

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Grace
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Stephanie
    Review to come.
  • The Nerdy Book Fairy ™ ©
    "Once upon a time, I believed in fairy tales. Not any more. If Prince Charmings and happily-ever-afters were real, I'd have a godmother and a fancy dress. Instead, I've got a pitchfork and a pile of horse manure." - SophieSophie, the main protagonist in McCall Hoyle's new novel, Meet The Sky is practical, focused, driven - and guarded. As the quote I posted above indicates, Sophie is realistic. She is not waiting for anyone, or anything, to "save...
  • Stefanie Kellum
    *I read an ARC of this title from the publisher. Yep. I definitely like McCall Hoyle books. And the Outer Banks. And survival stories. And wild horses. And cute boys.
  • Lindsay
    I was disappointed in this one because it was so predictable and based on utterly irrational decision making. Sophie continuously made bad choices that left her broke down on the side of the road with a hurricane approaching. Hot, charming Finn (her love interest and arch-nemesis who deserted her in the past) shows up and saves the day. Finn makes stupid decisions and they wind up stranded on the Outer Banks during a hurricane. They make even mor...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC! I hate writing reviews for books like this, but I have to have an honest review!I was really disappointed in this one. If you have a girl who is so intelligent, why does she insta-fall for a boy who is such an idiot? Obviously, I could tell where the story was going. Finn returns from being gone (who knows where) and is hot and acting all friendly with Sophie (who is holding a grudge from 9th grade) and is a bad b...
  • Jenn (The Book Refuge)
    Spoiler Free Review!I grabbed this novel a few days ago. The cover caught my eye and the story had a cool hook:Sophie gets stuck on North Carolina's Outer Bank with her ex-crush during a hurricane.Seems legit.I have recently read a few YA Contemporary Survival type stories. This one fits in well with the others, although there is less outside struggle like in I Am Still Alive. It still had a good amount of tension and at times I was legitimately ...
  • Sara
    3.5Meet the Sky is a book about facing the fact that we (teenagers, adults, etc) can't control everything. We think we can. We make our plans, we have our busy schedules, we try to be organized, but once in a while a tragedy comes to our lives that makes us realize that life is short and that though we make an effort for keeping everything in our hands, we can't. But we do have a say in how are we going to react to things that happen. And that it...
  • alexis gibboney
    Meet The Sky. I loved this book from the beginning. Maybe I'm bias because McCall lives in my neck of the woods but if we are being honest its not just that. I lived in the conditions in the book. In the same location. I lived off Collington Road in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The way McCall writes is so vivid. I was right there. I was in the eye of the storm the whole time. This story is about love and loss and will make you laugh and cry and make you...
  • Patrycja
    Author McCall Hoyle did it again.Here comes another beautiful, moving novel. It is a survival story, mixed with adventure and a little bit of romance.It is written beautifully and the story is told well. It brings hope and affection, but also makes you think about Mother Nature, and compassion for all animals.I may not like the main characters that much. I feel for Sophie, but sometimes I felt she could be more spontaneous and less stubborn. Finn...
  • Samantha Winland
    I keep saying I don’t have time to read, but I effortlessly made time for my first advanced readers copy ever... I enjoyed every little bit from the hint at The Thing With Feathers at the beginning, to the parts that hurt my heart a little bit, to the great ending that I *tried* to resist physically smiling at. Much like her debut, the characters are quite relatable and lovable. Her patterns of poetry are bringing out a giant affection of poetr...
  • Nyle Provenson
    Being that I am a very picky reader, I don’t read just anything. The fact that I read this in less than 48 hours and absolutely fell in love with it. Finn caught my attention off the bat. He easily fit in with who my boyfriend is like, so it made it so much better because I could picture what he was like. When the two took cover I would tense up and my teeth would chatter. But woah.. woah.. woah.. THEY KISSED?? I couldn’t get over it. I. Coul...
  • Sheri
    I just finished reading McCall Hoyle's upcoming new book, Meet the Sky. I loved her first book, The Thing with Feathers, and I wondered how I would feel about this book. Well, I loved it just as much or maybe more. The character interaction, real life issues and "life and death" struggles with the hurricane made it hard to put down. I knew that hopefully there would be a "happy ending" but I didn't guess all the things that happened in between. I...
  • Carolyn Jeziorski
    I picked up an ARC of this book at the ALA conference in June. It’s a pretty exciting story, as the characters are trapped in a hurricane. Their backstories get revealed in bits and pieces during their ordeal. Worth a read, good for high school students.
  • Jennifer Guyor Jowett
    I love this book! Meet the Sky is a refreshing take on opposites attract. Sophie's and Finn's stories connect through real circumstances as they both face challenges that bring them together and push them to overcome their expectations of one another.
  • Alexandra Ott
    Can’t wait for this book!
  • Billy James
    Great book with a great cover
  • Boelin Pap
    Not bad - full and fulfilling.
  • Jenn Gibson
    *I'm a high school media specialist reviewing an ARC copy of the book*Love. A Hurricane. A Monster Truck. What more could you want?!We have had a hard time keeping "The Thing With Feathers," Hoyle's first book on our media center shelves (I have five copies of it) and this one will be in demand just as much. The story is wonderful: the forces in Mother Nature and in our minds are equally powerful as Sophie quickly finds out. Hoyles' characters ar...
  • Dani (Dani's Bookshelf)
    This isn’t the kind of YA I typically gravitate towards, but I really enjoyed speaking with the author at the RWA Blogger Day, so I grabbed an arc when I saw it. I think it’s a well written and well told story, it’s just not what I normally prefer to read. I found the events leading up to Sophie getting caught alone in the storm with Finn surprisingly believable, though I still blame him and kind of want to smack him for it. But I liked see...