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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8W5.141673
Readers fell in love with teenage waitress Hope Yancey when Joan Bauer’s Newbery Honor–winning novel was published ten years ago. Now, with a terrific new jacket and note from the author, Hope’s story will inspire a new group of teen readers.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on September 11, 2000 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399231420
ISBN-13: 9780399231421
15 Book Reviews
  • wmlnc123
    wmlnc1239 days44 stars
    Hope was Here Book Review Hope was Here is a realistic fiction book written by Joan Bauer. This book is about a girl named Hope and her aunt Addie that move to Wisconsin to run the Welcome Stairway Diner. Hope is a waitress and Addie is the cook. G.T., an employee at the diner decides to run for mayor, Hope and the rest of the diner staff help G.T. which leads to love, friendship, sadness and family. Some topics addressed in this book are love, friendship, and hate. I liked this book, it was a fun and easy read. Hope also was really funny and always had something to say. I would rate this book 4 stars and recommend it to someone that wanted a quick and easy read about life.
    • ollieboo
      olliebooabout 2 months55 stars
      Hope was here is such a great book. Hope really reminds me of Foster from close to famous by Joan Bauer. Both girls are excellent about coping with life and the many struggles it throws at them.
      • nac
        nacabout 1 year55 stars
        This is the story of a girl named Hope, a girl whose mother left her with only two things: her flair for waitressing and her name, Tulip. But how her mother could ever look at a wrinkled little baby and think Tulip is beyond her. Not that any of that matters. She changed her name to Hope and is leaving with her aunt to Wisconsin, to work in a restaurant. Soon Hope gets caught up in the happenings of their small town, making friends, and realizing that good triumphs the bad. And when things get bad, people can always use a little Hope.
        • isabellagamerab
          isabellagamerabalmost 3 years55 stars
          When hope and her aunt move to small town its good book
          • butterfly223
            butterfly223almost 3 years55 starsFeatured
            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 and charm
            • ccswishingstar
              ccswishingstaralmost 3 years44 stars
              Amazing book!!!! :D Hope and her aunt Addie leave New York City and head to Mulhoney, Wisconsin to run a local diner there. G.T., the diner's owner, decides to run for office and try to become mayor of Mulhoney against Eli Millstone, Mulhoney's current corupt mayor.
              • ellasin
                ellasinover 3 years55 stars
                It’s an amazing book 📖.
                • sydthewiz
                  sydthewizover 6 years55 stars
                  GREAT BOOK!
                  • angelina2
                    angelina2over 6 years55 stars
                    Thank You! So Much It Is a great book try it out.
                    • maugustine
                      maugustineabout 7 years11 star
                      This book was not one of my favorites because it has a slow story line and id hard to understand. The beginning was better then the middle ad the end and then it suddenly turned bad.