Eight year old Violet Cooper is still dealing with the trauma of the death of her dad four years earlier, stuck in the denial stage of grieving and having trouble moving forward with her life. One day, a shoebox discovered in her attic changes everything. Follow Violet as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
Robert M. Moores does a fine job of exploring Violet's many feelings.Young readers who turn to her story for insights about grief and family interactions will find The Shoebox creates a satisfying blend of mystery, intrigue, and psychological and spiritual revelations alike, connecting real-world events to religious and personal insights. The Shoebox is highly recommended for advanced elementary through middle school readers, who receive an inviting exploration of Violet's life and its many possibilities.
Robert M. Moores has woven a wonderful tale that is heartwarming to read. It reassures our faith in God and teaches you some valuable lessons on life as a whole. The Shoe Box is a reassurance of the good in mankind, reiterating the fact that there are many good people in our lives who are willing to help us during times of despair. They act as messengers of God while we come to terms with what has happened and work towards rebuilding what is to come - Debjeet Mukherjee for Readers' Favorite
I love the way this book is written. From the beginning, it takes you on a journey with a young girl, Violet.It is one of those books when you start reading, you won't put down until you finish it.It's a very captivating story and I love how violets emotions are so well described.I could also see this made as a movie! Recommended!
A touching drama that tackles its sensitive subject matter very well, this is a story in which a young girl deals with the tragedy and trauma of losing her father when she was four years old. Trapped between her past and her future, we follow Violet closely through her emotional journey to the discovery of the titular shoe box in the attic. Author Robert M. Moores has crafted a beautiful and emotionally intelligent work that deals with grief and loss in a caring fashion. One of the things which most impressed me about this story was its commitment to character and close narrative style, which not only gives us an accurate portrayal of the thoughts and feelings of the young heroine, but also a highly relatable account of how trauma and loss can haunt us from our youth.
Robert Moores has written a delightful YA/fantasy book showing children that many times there are good reasons for some of the crazy up and down emotions they will have in their life,and how it’s all okay,and there’s a way out to gratitude, love, appreciation of friends and family. The story teaches the value of friendship, patience, love and understanding. The book made me feel that there’s hope for the younger generation and that’s something that’s so important in this day and age.