Eight Keys by Suzanne Lafleur
2014-15 Children's Choice nominee
Book description by Amazon.com...Elise and Franklin have always been best friends. Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise's parents died when she was too young to remember them. There's always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. When Elise and Franklin start middle school, things feel all wrong. Bullying. Not fitting in. Franklin suddenly seems babyish. Then, soon after her 12th birthday, Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the bar . . .
My 25 cents...I picked this up because it was a children's choice nominee. I wasn't sure I was going to like it because I am not usually a fan of mystery books. It was more of a story or "wonder"?? WHY each key was left , WHO is leaving the keys for Elise and WHAT is the message when the key opens the room?? Also a side story of REAL friendship and the ups and downs during middle school.