Hope Was Here

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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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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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 is a nice intro to deeper issues in literature. - Goodreads
But the ending made me cry. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allison Z. - Goodreads

(Spoiler Alert!) I thought this book was... well, hopeful. I liked how the author started with a memory from the main character, Hope, and dove into the story from there. A thirst for more knowledge ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

Positive overall message empowering teens to make a difference in their community, but too many sentence fragments made for choppy writing and too many sentimental reflections used to tie up one thought before moving on to the next made me want to gag a little. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
28
Section 3
36
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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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