Hope Was Here

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Puffin Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 186 pages
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Food is in sixteen-year-old Hope's blood. With her Aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, she travels the States and hones her waitressing skills, impressing hungry people everywhere. But following the tides of comfort food dining means Hope never gets to stay in one place very long, and that's tough. This latest move threatens to be the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a diner in rural Wisconsin. Hope doesn't expect to feel at home there, just as she doesn't expect to get caught up in town politics. But her occupation has taught her to read people, and instinct tells her to trust G. T. Stoop, the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways Diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into a heated mayoral race a surprise to everyone. What follows--as Hope meets politics, corruption, and her past head-on--is at the heart of this memorable, laugh-out-loud story about honor, trust, and serving up your very best. Praise for Hope Was Here...

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A bit too much going on here. Is is a story about a teen finding the home within her heart, separate from dreams about reuniting with her biological parents? Is it about her getting used to a new town ... Read full review

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Newbery Honor Award book about a 16 year old girl named Hope who lives with her aunt Addie. After a facing financial ruin in NYC, she and Addie move to a small town in Wisconsin to run a diner. Not ... Read full review

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Joan Bauer is the author of numerous books for young readers including Soar; Rules of the Road, which received the L.A. Times Book Prize; Hope Was Here, which won a Newbery Honor Medal and the Christopher Award; and Close to Famous, which won the Christopher Award and the Schneider Family Book Award.

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