Hope was Here

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Putnam, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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After moving to Wisconsin to run a diner with her aunt, 16-year-old Hope finds herself involved in the small town's mayoral race, where the G.T., owner of the diner, enters the race against the undefeated longtime mayor. G.T. has leukemia, but Hope sees the goodness and power in him.

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Writing & plot could have been better - Goodreads
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It even has a mini love story.v - Goodreads
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User Review  - Softball1026 - Goodreads

An amazing book that is wonderful and skillfully written. It evokes many emotions and the cancer in the story adds to the plot. Read full review

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User Review  - Holly Lucero - Goodreads

Hope (who named herself), moves from New York to Wisconsin with her aunt that has raised her. They arrive at the Welcome Stairways Diner ready to take over from the owner/operator who is fighting ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Joan Bauer is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including Rules of the Road (recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Best Foot Forward and Peeled. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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