Life is an unstoppable gale of events.
One moment you pirouette with a ballerina's grace until the final curtain closes on the nimble stage.
Yet it is only by falling that you manage to meet the sky.
McCall Hoyle's Meet the Sky was a heartbreaking read where the the main protagonist, Sophie, carries the weight of her family on her shoulders. Sophie's strength rivals that of Prometheus as she continues making strides forward for her family despite her struggles and tragic past. After the accident that redefined her family dynamics, Sophie centers her world by being in control at all times.
Hoyle presented Finn Sander as a complete juxtaposition to Sophie. While Sophie was someone who wanted to prepare for impending hurricanes, Finn is someone who rides the oncoming waves. Throughout Meet the Sky, Hoyle presents the similarities of their past and how their hearts resonate the the same rhythm. They're both facing metaphorical - and literal - hurricanes that tweens and young adults could certainly relate with.
Meet the Sky was an enjoyable read where Hoyle created compelling voices from two memorable individuals that are able to face the eye of a storm and convey a message of hope and self-discovery.
About the Book
Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Genres: Young Adult Fiction -- Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
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 Banks and heads right toward their island, Sophie realizes nature is one thing she can’t control.
After she gets separated from her family during the evacuation, Sophie finds herself trapped on the island with the last person she’d have chosen—the reckless and wild Finn Sanders, who broke her heart freshman year. As they struggle to find safety, Sophie learns that Finn has suffered his own heartbreak; but instead of playing it safe, Finn’s become the kind of guy who goes surfing in the eye of the hurricane. He may be the perfect person to remind Sophie how to embrace life again, but only if their newfound friendship can survive the storm.
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About the Author
McCall Hoyle writes honest YA novels about friendship, first love, and girls finding the strength to overcome great challenges. She is a high school English teacher. Her own less-than-perfect teenage experiences and those of the girls she teaches inspire many of the struggles in her books. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with her family and their odd assortment of pets—a food-obsessed beagle, a grumpy rescue cat, and a three-and-a-half-legged kitten. She has an English degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She lives in a cottage in the woods in North Georgia where she reads and writes every day.
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