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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I loved this book! It was really sweet with a great but sad ending. Definitely would reccomend reading this great book! Read full review

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Though I enjoyed some of the "philosophies" of waitressing (and food service in general), and found the portrayal of daily, small-town, Midwestern life to ring true (for the most part), this story ... Read full review

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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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