Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

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About Joan Bauer

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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.
Published June 2, 2005 by Puffin. 191 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, 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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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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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.Ever since Hope's mother abandoned her as a baby, Hope has followed her Aunt ...

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

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

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