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Hope Was Here

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Audrey Marie Danielson

When Tulip changes her name to Hope, she figures that it would make everything okay in her life. She soon discovers that a name, no matter how positive it is, doesn't always ensure a perfect life. Nevertheless, she keeps hoping that her life will change as she tries to be the best waitress in the world --- that is Hope's challenge, and turns out to be one of her best assets in Joan Bauer's new ... Read full review

HOPE WAS HERE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Another entry in Bauer's growing collection of books about likable and appealing female teenagers with a strong vocational calling. Ivy Breedlove in Backwater (1999) is a historian, Jenna Boller in Rules of the Road (1998) is a talented salesperson, and Hope Yancey's gift is for waitressing. As the novel begins, Hope, 16, and her aunt Addie are about to move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin ... Read full review

Review: Hope Was Here

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Audrey Marie Danielson

When Tulip changes her name to Hope, she figures that it would make everything okay in her life. She soon discovers that a name, no matter how positive it is, doesn't always ensure a perfect life. Nevertheless, she keeps hoping that her life will change as she tries to be the best waitress in the world that is Hope's challenge, and turns out to be one of her best assets in Joan Bauer's new book ... Read full review

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Review: Hope Was Here

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

Review: Hope Was Here

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I liked it a lot. Bauer does create strong 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

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5 stars - 149
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All reviews - 447

All reviews - 447
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