Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
(Newbery Honor Book)

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Joan Bauer's beloved Newbery Honor book--now with a great new look for middle grade readers!

When Hope and her aunt move to small-town Wisconsin to take over the local diner, Hope's not sure what to expect. But what they find is that the owner, G.T., isn't quite ready to give up yet--in fact, he's decided to run for mayor against a corrupt candidate. And as Hope starts to make her place at the diner, she also finds herself caught up in G.T.'s campaign--particularly his visions for the future. After all, as G.T. points out, everyone can use a little hope to help get through the tough times . . . even Hope herself.
Filled with heart, charm, and good old-fashioned fun, this is Joan Bauer at her best.
 

About Joan Bauer

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Joan Bauer (www.joanbauer.com) has won critical acclaim for her many books, which include the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here as well as Rules of the Road, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 31, 2000 by Perfection Learning Prebound. 191 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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She throws herself into her new life in the small town, working on the grassroots mayoral campaign of the diner’s owner, quickly acquiring a boyfriend and friends, and proving herself to be a stellar waitress (she’s been working in restaurants most of her life, after all, and one of the few thing...

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Bauer (Rules of the Road; Squashed) serves up agreeable fare in this tale of a teenage waitress's search for a sense of belonging. Sixteen-year-old Hope has grown used to the nomadic life she has buil

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Of this tale of a 16-year-old waitress who searches for a sense of belonging, PW said that the prose, "often rich in metaphor, brings Hope's surroundings and her emotions to life.

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Teen Reads

Nevertheless, she keeps hoping that her life will change as she tries to be the best waitress in the world --- that is Hope's challenge, and turns out to be one of her best assets in Joan Bauer's new book, HOPE WAS HERE.

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HSJ

Hope was Here is by Joan Bauer and is about a teenage Girl who is living with her aunt.

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KCLS

Abandoned as a baby by her mother, Hope changes her name from Tulip and lives with her Aunt Addie.

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