Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer


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.


I really liked this book. The main character in the book was a girl named Hope. She and her aunt had moved from place to place the whole time she grew up. Her aunt Addie is a cook, so she always worked in diners and Hope was a bus girl. When Hope and her aunt move to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, they took a job at a local diner. The owner has leukemia and is running against the corrupt town mayor. Hope helps him in his campaign. This book is a good illustration of never letting evil win. It is a feel good book and it is easy to read.


  1. Aww this one does sound really super good! Good reveiw! lol did you check out Hope's mailbox yet? She talked about our barnes and noble expirence.

  2. I love this book. It is so very human in nature. I could believe that characters really existed. But you never mentioned that Hope was what she changed her name to, and that her mother originally named her "Tuplip." ^_^ Keep them up!