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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Writing & plot could have been better - Goodreads
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It is a nice intro to deeper issues in literature. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Harriette - Goodreads

A coming of age novel that shows how hope can endure hurts, anger and moving away from what's familiar through believable characters in a striking setting. It was pleasing to see how the key adults in this book are people to look up to! Faith is presented in positive but beautifully nuanced ways. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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