Hope Was Here
Title: Hope Was Here
Author: Joan Bauer
When 16-year-old Hope, waitress extraordinaire, moves cross-country to Wisconsin with her aunt Addie to run the Welcome Stairways Diner, Hope isn’t sure she’ll fit in. But she quickly finds herself involved in the small town’s mayoral race, as G. T., owner of the diner, surprises everyone with his entry into the race. After all, G. T. has leukemia. And his opponent is the previously undefeated longtime mayor. Some think G. T. is crazy, but Hope sees the goodness and power in him. Will everyone else see it too? Joan Bauer, known for creating strong, unique, feminine characters, finds in Hope a sharp heroine who won’t soon be forgotten.
Praise for Joan Bauer:
“Jubilant, strong, and funny, this is a road trip to remember.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred Big Picture review for Rules of the Road
“Rich with engaging characters…and dramatic tension in a well-paced plot, this is another great read from Bauer.”—School Library Journal review for Backwater