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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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Starred Review, Publishers WeeklyJune 6, Dec 27, babyhippoface rated it liked it Shelves: Read reviews that mention eight keys middle school aunt and uncle suxanne friend suzanne lafleur year old great book coming of age recommend this book main character uncle hugh book ever mother died friend franklin read this book lives with her aunt died in childbirth life lessons even though really good.

We can do our best to get to know them in the time we have. What I did not like about this book and found to be almost creepy was how the theme of the keys was handled.

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My Name Is River. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. My 9 year old daughter brought this home to read along with another book. In this book Elise tells her story of how she found the 8 keys and what they lead to. Having a daughter who just started middle school, I was excited to read this title but for us, it really missed the mark. View all 11 comments. This book was a quick read, and the writing seemed to be specifically for twelve year olds, unlike some really great junior fiction books.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Great book for 4th, 5th, 6th graders. The narrator’s voice in this audio book was sooo young – perhaps that didn’t help. The eight keys and kwys Second time reading this book. After an unfortunate incident in the woods, she has become the target for bullying and teasing at her new school, particularly by her locker partner, who finds immense fun in ruining her lunch every day.

Refresh and try again. As the novel ends, Elise begins to fill her own empty room with things important to her. I liked that she had a friendship with her Dad’s best buddy. But it isn’t really true. Up Close With Spiders.

Summaries and Excerpts: Eight keys / Suzanne LaFleur.

Aug 09, Pages Middle Grade Buy. In the middle of the book Elise finds a mysterious key labeled with her name. Stay oafleur Touch Sign up. I like it because we get a little snatch of summer back over the weekend. This is seriously one of the sweetest books ever and will always be one of my all time favorites.

The main themes in this book are love, family, friendship, and bullying. Buy the selected items together This item: What I did not like about this boo I read this book with my fourth grader. She’s always saying, “it isn’t cool,” and how can she let someone she hates so much like Amanda can make her change so quickly? So while I can look forward to one day having my own locker, I also get to look forward to having really humongous books and backaches from carrying them around.


Once we got on the meys, it was totally larleur usual–just me and Franklin on our own, in our own seat, having our own conversation. She was ladleur with her friend Franklin, her best friend, but as middle school came, everything wasn’t the same between them.

Jul 24, Pages Middle Grade Buy. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I gobbled this one up in one sitting, thanks to a bookish friend’s recommendation.

Eiyht to her loving aunt and uncle, and mysterious notes and keys left by her dead father, she learns to be a butter person. Talking with Diana always made me feel uncomfortable.

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Three stars from me although, for the sake of a complete record, I will note that my fourth grader gave this book five stars in her book review journal. Very thoughtful and super creative and I really enjoyed each new room.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. In the beginning of the keyd, Elise starts middle school, and suddenly everything is different.

While dealing with all the typical sixth laflfur things, Elise also has the pieces of a puzzle set out by her father while he was sick.

As it turns out, Elise will be given eight keys over the next few months.