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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
Statement of Responsibility: Joan Bauer
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 5.7 11.0 Quiz: 22882 Guided reading level: W.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 6.0 Quiz: 44672.
Subject Headings: Cancer Juvenile fiction. Politics, Practical Juvenile fiction. Diners (Restaurants) Juvenile fiction. Cancer Fiction. Politics, Practical Fiction. Diners (Restaurants) Fiction.
Topical Term: Cancer
Politics, Practical
Diners (Restaurants)
Cancer
Politics, Practical
Diners (Restaurants)
LCCN: 00038232
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I think that this book is awesome. I feel like I personally know the characters and the story itself is a great one. I've read it about 7 times by now and i still love it. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good story.

Jul 09, 2014
  • 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.

I am really looking forward to this book! :) I loved Almost Home, and Close To Famous! Hopefully this one is more astonishing as the last two I read :)

May 12, 2014
  • meag20 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book overall - a bit cliché but good nonetheless. Not a deep book if that's what you're looking for, but I found I got very attached to the characters which some authors cannot accomplish. I recommend this book!

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.

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.

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.

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

a wonderful book

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Jul 09, 2014
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May 12, 2014
  • meag20 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 20, 2013
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