Angels on the Roof

Angels on the Roof

by Martha A. Moore
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Angels on the Roof by Martha A. Moore

Fourteen-year-old Shelby cannot understand why her mother, Zoe, is constantly packing them up and moving. Now that they've lived in the city for a year and Shelby even has a best friend, she's determined to stay put. She's tired of being at the mercy of her mother's strange moods and sudden whims. And she's tired of Zoe's evasions, especially on the subject of Shelby's father. When Shelby finds some concrete evidence of his existence—old photographs with a man's head carefully cut out—she determines to confront her mother. But before she has the chance, Zoe announces that they're taking a trip to Red Valley, where she used to live. Shelby hopes she can find some answers there and leave quickly. But Red Valley turns out to have a strange hold on Zoe, and Shelby discovers that some questions might be better left alone.

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ISBN-13: 9780440228066
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

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Angels on the Roof 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this peice of work was amazingly incredable and i read it with in 1 day even less. It inspierd me with its creativity and spunk of descriptions leading in a normal life story. I think that this book would be obtained as a 5 star***** book. I take all the greatest concerns and comments to the author for her story of Shelby and her poor hopeless mother in the 5 star reveiw of "Angels on the roof" When i picked up this book it gave me a feeling that it was going to be really incredable. I give a great job to the illustrator for her remarkably great effort on the front page of the book with all the colours and hard art work that was probelly put into this book. All i can say is i hope there is a continuing of the following book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. It show's true love. And it also very mysterious.Yes, she tries to solve the mysterie, but in the end a heart true secret will be revealed, and only love can give comfort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It grabs your attention and makes you want to keep reading until the book is over. This book really shows how you may not see it, but people really in ways can be your 'angels'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the novel by Martha Moore titled Angels on the Roof. I thought that this novel was an excellent one. It was very entertaining and it kept my attention the entire way through. In fact I read the entire book in three days, which doesn¿t happen very often for me. This book was about a fourteen year old girl named Shelby. She lives with her mother, and has never known her father. She has moved many times through out her life time with her mother. Shelby wants her mother to settle down, and just when she thinks she has, her mother talks about moving to New Mexico. Shelby doesn¿t want to move anymore though. She wants to stay where she is and have what she calls a ¿normal teenage¿ life. Now Shelby¿s mom is not the ordinary mother. She arranges flowers for different occasions as her occupation and is always obsessing with something or somebody. Through out the book, her mother talks of a famous artist and even starts to dress like her. Though Shelby has many questions about her father, her mother never answers them. Then one day Shelby is looking for a flashlight in her mother¿s bedroom when she comes to discover a picture that haunts her. It is of her mother and father only her father¿s head is cut out of the photograph. The flashlight Shelby was searching for was to use when she went to the beach over spring break with her best friend Roo. The day she is supposed to leave, her mother announces that they are going to Red Valley instead. Though she doesn¿t want to go to Red Valley, she ends up finding out important information that can lean to answering her life long questions. The detail, imagery, and language used in this book were excellent. These aspects of literature that were used really added to the book. It made it the book much more interesting and it kept my attention. This is one the best books I have read in a long time. It had a great plot and the ending was really well done. I have never read a book by this author, but now that I have, I intend on reading more books by Martha Moore. I hope that the next book I read is as well written as this one.