In Eight Keys by Suzanne Lafleur, orphan Elise is depressed. Before her dad died, he wrote a series of birthday letters. It’s her 12th birthday and Elise discovers that this is the final letter. However it says that her Dad has left Elise something else as well. Elise journeys through sixth grade and finds hidden keys. She can now unlock rooms full of herself - past and present. As she continues to open doors, she re-examines her choices and thinks about the future. I loved this sweet and inspiring book about a girl who changes herself for the better.