Hope Was Here

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Puffin Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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Food is in sixteen-year-old Hope's blood. With her Aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, she travels the States and hones her waitressing skills, impressing hungry people everywhere. But following the tides of comfort food dining means Hope never gets to stay in one place very long, and that's tough. This latest move threatens to be the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a diner in rural Wisconsin. Hope doesn't expect to feel at home there, just as she doesn't expect to get caught up in town politics. But her occupation has taught her to read people, and instinct tells her to trust G. T. Stoop, the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways Diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into a heated mayoral race a surprise to everyone. What follows--as Hope meets politics, corruption, and her past head-on--is at the heart of this memorable, laugh-out-loud story about honor, trust, and serving up your very best. Praise for Hope Was Here...

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She truly deserves her happy ending. - Goodreads
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The writing, the characters, the 'slice-of-life'. - Goodreads
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An amazing book that really inspired me.

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This book was so good in so many ways! The writing, the characters, the 'slice-of-life'. The obvious and less obvious metaphors of serving people, loving people, accepting people for who they are. The ... Read full review

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Hope says good-bye to New York by leaving her usual calling card, "Hope Was Here" written in half-inch tall letters on one of the boards. ...
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“Hope was here.” Those three simple words are how sixteen-year-old Hope marks her presence in a place she is about to leave, and Hope has made her mark in ...
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Reading Hope Was Here, like reading its twin, another excellent book by Bauer, Rules of the Road, inspires the reader to examine the every day life and ...
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About the author (2000)

Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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