Hope Was Here

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Thorndike Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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In recent years, the Young Adult genre has both expanded and matured. Thorndike Press offers this series to make the best of the Young Adult genre available to young readers in Large Print.Sixteen-year-old Hope has traveled the States with her aunt Addie, honing her waitressing skills and impressing hungry people everywhere. But it's tough to never stay in one place very long. This move seems the hardest yet, leaving the excitement of New York City to run a rural Wisconsin diner. But, once there, instinct tells her to trust the straight-shooting owner of the Welcome Stairways diner, whose leukemia makes his entry into the mayoral race a surprise to everyone.

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When Hope's Aunt Addie moves her to Wisconsin to take over cooking in a diner there, Hope does not want to go. Her life is in New York City. But she gets involved in a local political campaign, meets new people and works her philosophy of waitressing and life on the world around her. Read full review

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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

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
28
Section 3
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About the author (2001)

Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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