Hope was here

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Scholastic, 2001 - Cancer fiction, Wisconsin fiction - 186 pages
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When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.

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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
I enjoyed the characters, setting and 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  - 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

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User 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

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