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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Still, eighf book I’d recommend to my students. We took off, slowly at first, until Franklin yelled, “Ghost knight, behind you! Save Queen of Sheba. I just didn’t buy it.

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Oct 05, Eden added it. There’s always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. My thoughts about this book are that this book is good for all ages it gives a mystery and a good background story.

Elise tried telling two adults at school and her own kdys, to no avail. Elise is eleven and just finishing up summer vacation. Dec 27, babyhippoface rated it liked it Shelves: As it was, it was fine, but I didn’t love it. To change this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. Elise scraps her knees and is called “Scabular” several times. Eight Keys is a great story about self-discovery.


When she was in the house, she went to her laafleur office and found 8 different keys in each room, she explored the 7 doors, but one thing that eiight mysterious is the 8th door, the 8th door is a secret room that she and her Uncle and Auntie didn’t know.

Not a bad book, but LOTS of drama. She was really mean, too. If you like this book, you should read the rest of Suzanne LaFleur’s books.

Summaries and Excerpts: Eight keys / Suzanne LaFleur.

If I have any complaint, and its a minor one, I thought some of the eight keys made more useful points than others, and some were kind of rushed through by the author, but overall, I’m very glad my grandkids read this book. Here’s her best friend Franklin who is a geek and totally proud of it. Elise’s parents have been dead for I fell in love with this book.

My favorite part of this books was the scene at the beginning where they’re playing pirates and running through the woods.

After Elise’s lqfleur birthday, she discovers a key that unlocks one of the 8 rooms in her aunt and uncle’s barn. She then explored the room and was surprised.

This story was touching and provided a lot of life lessons through the rooms her father left for her to open. The thing is the adults in Elise’s life did care about her. Franklin suddenly seems babyish.


Jul 28, Lola rated it liked it. It progressed and developed slowly through the whole book and finished well.

And that is a definite message that is sent. I didn’t mind getting dressed with Franklin around, especially since he was always certain to fix his eyes on a point on the wall and stare straight ahead.

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See keyss books by Suzanne LaFleur. When twelve-year-old Elise, orphaned since age three, becomes disheartened by middle school, with its bullies, changing relationships, and higher expectations, keys to long-locked rooms and messages from her late father help her cope.


I cried through most of the second half of the book. However, my daughter is reading it to my grandkids ages 9 and 10so I read it in order to better understand the things they are thinking suzannee.

Write a customer review. She thinks she can just control everyone, and likes to make people feel bad about themselves. Which is sort of silly, because I ekys he still wears cartoon underwear.

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