The Thing with Feathers

McCall Hoyle (Author) Nora Hunter (Narrated by)


Emilie Day believes in playing it safe. She's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim. Then Emilie's mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pajamas to walking through halls full of strangers. To make matters worse, Emilie is paired with starting point guard Chatham York for a major research project on Emily Dickinson. She should be ecstatic when Chatham shows interest, but she has a problem: she hasn't told anyone about her epilepsy. Emilie lives in fear that her recently adjusted meds will fail and that she'll seize at school. Eventually, the worst happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or to follow a dead-poet's advice and dwell in possibility.

Product Details

$39.99  $35.99
Blink on Dreamscape Audio
Publish Date
September 05, 2017
6.5 X 1.1 X 5.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Compact Disc

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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. Learn more at

Nora Hunter is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is able to combine her two loves of reading and performing. Some of her favorite audiobook credits include The Prince Warriors series, Finding Ruby Starling, and the Earphone Award winner One for the Murphys.