Hope was Here

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Putnam, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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After moving to Wisconsin to run a diner with her aunt, 16-year-old Hope finds herself involved in the small town's mayoral race, where the G.T., owner of the diner, enters the race against the undefeated longtime mayor. G.T. has leukemia, but Hope sees the goodness and power in him.

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Great book really enjoyed the characters and the plot. - Goodreads
The ending was sad, but predicted - Goodreads
Joan Bauer is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
I love the character development in this book. - Goodreads
It even has a mini love story.v - Goodreads
I enjoyed the characters, setting and plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Reid Shields - Goodreads

I think it was a very strong and joyful book. At the beginning it talked about Hope, and her background working for diners all around the area. I think Hope is a very strong loving girl because with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book - been on my to-read list for some time. Hope is a teen whose life hasn't been easy, yet she has such a positive outlook. Maybe today's teen would have trouble relating to ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Joan Bauer is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including Rules of the Road (recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Best Foot Forward and Peeled. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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