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 even has a mini love story.v - Goodreads
There are some very good waitressing tips in here, too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Reid Shields - Goodreads

I think it was a very strong and joyful book. At the beginning it talked about Hope, and her background working for diners all around the area. I think Hope is a very strong loving girl because with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book - been on my to-read list for some time. Hope is a teen whose life hasn't been easy, yet she has such a positive outlook. Maybe today's teen would have trouble relating to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
28
Section 3
36
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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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