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Hope Was Here

Bauer, Joan (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Hope Was Here


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When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Authors: Bauer, Joan, 1951-
Title: Hope was here
Publisher: New York :, Putnam,, c2000.
Characteristics: 186 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Also published by Speak (Penguin Group), 2005 with the ISBN 9780142404249.
Summary: When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
Audience: 710
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor, 2001
ISBN: 0142404241
9780142404249
0399231420
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Report This Mar 26, 2014
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

eesh. Okay book. I liked parts of it, but other parts just dragged. I'm not a big fan of Girl Comes to Town, Meets Perfect Guy, Changes Town for the Better, And Then Ends Happily Ever After. I felt like Hope didn't grow enough to be realistic. I did like G.T. though. As strange as it sounds, I'm glad he died. It wouldn't have felt right it he'd lived. In fact, his cancer and death was probably the only reason I didn't toss this book on the reject pile when I was done.

Report This Mar 21, 2014
  • dgl4024 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the most moving, poignant, funny, sad, hopeful, profound and inspiring stories I have read in a long time. I read this about the same time that The Secret Life of Bees came out and everyone was racing to read it. The story of this book has some similarities to the Secret Life of Bees but there are more differences making this story much better. I read this first then the "Bees" book second. While I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees I really don't see what everyone was raving about and also see that "Hope Was Here" is much, much better. "Hope Was Here" covers the gamut of emotions and does so in a very well written story. This, along with a handful of other books I have read, I believe is one of the best books ever written.

Report This Dec 13, 2013
  • I_heart_Po_my_dog rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very good read love the setting and discription the author gives. love it

I love Joan Bauer's book's,their so exciting!

Ahh! This book is SO good! I loved it sooo much! I love how Hope, the main character, thinks! It's so different. It made me think about little things in a totally different way. I loved how Hope loves her job. :) I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Report This Aug 03, 2013
  • blue_jaguar_257 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a wonderful book

In love with it. Who knew restaurants have mad drama

Report This Jul 21, 2012
  • CenturysEnigma rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I would only recommend this book for pre-teens because this book is too "flat." The plot was not very exciting, as Elizabeth Summer said. The characters were very biased and one-dimensional; GT was ALWAYS good. The Mayor ALWAYS bad. Hope ALWAYS hopeful. It was just too unrealistic for me to believe and connect with.

Report This Dec 06, 2011
  • Grace_Kalman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my favorite of all Bauer's books. I've read it four times, and I got it for my mom for christmas. The waitressing tips were interesting, but the politics really pulled me in. This book is close to perfect. One of my top ten, definitely.

Hope- A young waitress with her life mixed with a resterant and campain life, with a good friend fighting cancer. In this story, it was good because the author didnt really exaturate on their personalities which made them so real. A book mabey suited form 12 and beyond.

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Other: A bit sad because a main character deals with Cancer

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