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
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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