Orphaned when she was just three years old, Elise is going through hard times when she enters middle school. Her friendship with Franklin just isn’t the same anymore, and stress piles up as homework just keeps on coming. But Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie(who she now lives with) just don’t understand. One day, Elise spots a key dangling on a string in her Uncle’s barn. Could this key unlock one of the eight doors locked for as long as she could remember down the hall? Elise unlocks secrets of the past, and learns what friendships really are.
I really enjoyed reading this book when I entered middle school, and I think it really shows different points of view in different people. If you haven’t read this one yet, definitely give it a try.