Monday, June 25, 2012
When she tries to tell her teacher about Amanda, the teacher doesn't want to listen, and Elise doesn't want to bring thoughts of all her school problems home, so she doesn't tell Aunt Bessie and Uncle Hugh either. Elise's mother died when she was born, and her father died of cancer three years ago. All the changes in her life are making Elise feel like she doesn't belong anywhere, and she can't even bring herself to get on the bus some days. To make matters worse, she's so behind on her homework, that it seems pointless to even try.
That's when she finds the first key, a key left by her father that unlocks one of eight rooms in the barn that she's never really thought about. As she discovers each key and room, she finds messages, images, and ideas left by her father that slowly help her to see her life and herself in a different way.
Suzanne LaFleur's new book will make you think about the relationships in your life, too.