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
The ending was sad, but predicted - Goodreads
I love the character development in this book. - Goodreads
Great book really enjoyed the characters and the plot. - Goodreads
It even has a mini love story.v - Goodreads
It is a nice intro to deeper issues in literat - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lexi Cendan - Goodreads

One of the books I read this month was Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer. In this book, a 16 year old girl named Hope Yancy (originally born as Tulip, but changed her name) travels from city to city with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

I love a good children's chapter book! I listened to this one on an audiobook and I didn't appreciate how every black character had a southern accent even though they lived in Wisconsin, but I suppose ... 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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