Hope Was Here
In recent years, the Young Adult genre has both expanded and matured. Thorndike Press offers this series to make the best of the Young Adult genre available to young readers in Large Print.
Sixteen-year-old Hope has traveled the States with her aunt Addie, honing her waitressing skills and impressing hungry people everywhere. But it's tough to never stay in one place very long. This move seems the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a rural Wisconsin diner. But, once there, instinct tells her to trust the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into the mayoral race a surprise to everyone.
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Review: Hope Was HereUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
I liked it a lot. Bauer does create small female characters and seems to tie in food to some of her novels. She really builds the characters. (Spoiler)It was really sad when Hope's father died. Lots of great life lessons in her books. Very uplifting. Read full review
Review: Hope Was HereUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
I found "Hope Was Here" by Joan Bauer to be okay, but not especially exciting. The story details Hope and her aunt moving to Wisconsin to work for man at his restaurant. He is receiving treatment for ... Read full review