She’s never given much thought to the eight locked rooms above her uncle’s workshop in the barn; that is, not until she finds a key with her name on it. “Eight Keys” is a children’s novel by Suzanne LaFleur that follows the struggles of Elise Bertrand as she begins sixth grade, deals with a bully named Amanda. LaFleur’s second novel is a quiet and emotionally honest coming-of-age story chronicling Elise’s journey into middle school. Elise has lived.

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A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the bar. About Eight Keys Elise and Franklin have always been best friends.


She’s raised in a loving home by her Aunt and Uncle. The locker assignments seemed to be alphabetical, because across from my name, Elise Bertrand, was Amanda Betterman. I had to end up buying it on my Kindle so she could have hers back and I could continue reading.

I know the mystery of the keys and the locked doors would have intrigued me. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the bar. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books.


Franklin let out another scream and ran past me to battle a few more ghosts. It’s not hard to guess which one I forgot. I may have liked this more if I had read it as a young girl. It was heartbreaking reading Elise say to herself that her existence wasn’t worth her mother dying for. Get Eight Keys from Amazon. It feels too much like the book Jeremy fink and the meaning of life except really bad. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the barn This story of preteen angst contains many compelling, original moments that, unfortunately, do not combine for a realistic portrayal of blossoming maturity.

Nov 17, Kim rated it it was ok. Uncle Hugh made our wooden swords when we were six, which is when we came up with the game.

Elise must unlock her past to learn what she comes from before she can decide who she wants to be. LaFleur does a fabulous job at capturing the way a pre-teen’s mind works. This is seriously one of the sweetest books ever and will always be one of my all time favorites.

The Girl Behind the Glass. When I sat down in homeroom, my backpack scraped against my legs. Is this feature helpful? I liked the book overall. Settings Themes and Motifs Styles.

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I loved the book a lot!! With friends, with bullies, with dead parents, it almost seemed like too much for the poor MC.


Mills, Rob, Published: Quotes from Eight Keys. It progressed and developed slowly through the whole book and finished well. Trivia About Eight Keys. And then he actually calculated how many that would be by taking the average number of kids per grade in our area’s elementary schools and multiplying that by the number of grades in the middle school and multiplying that by the number of feeder schools minus ours, of course and by the time he had gotten to the answer I was definitely Not Listening.

Sep 04, Cathe Olson rated it it was ok. I am a retired teacher and I read it before I gave it to my granddaughter.

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And the main character was also annoying. That was how the whole school day always used to go.

Franklin and Elise hung out most of their summer vacation. Eight Keys is a coming of age story that is original and deals with a lot of important issues for young readers in a unique way.