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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Such a lovely book with a big heart & message. I finished it and turned to Chris and said, "THIS is the type of YA adult book I hope our girls read!" Turns out that my oldest was reading it for her book club. Just perfect. 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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