Friday, January 25, 2013


Change can sometimes be a good thing, but other times, not so great.  For Elise, starting middle school brought on many challenges. When she started school her locker mate bulled her for being “babyish”.  She found herself distancing herself from her best friend.  In addition, she had to learn to share her home with her Aunt’s sister and baby.  This was all too much for Elise to handle.  However, after her 12th birthday, things began to look up for her.  She started discovering some mysterious keys her late-father left for her to find and each key opened a door to a room.  As she unlocked each room, she began to find herself.   With the help of her friends and family, Elise learned about her past, overcame her present challenges and began to look forward to her future. 
Eight Keys by Suzanne La Fleur is a great story about a girl coming of age.   For 4th grade and older.

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