Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Hope lives with her Aunt Addie, the best diner cook ever. Because of a boss who stole all their money Hope and Addie are moving again to a small town in Wisconsin to work for G.T. Stoop. Although G.T. has leukemia he is determined to run for mayor against the corrupt incumbent and bring honesty to town. Inspired by his message and determination Hope joins other teens in town to help G.T.'s campaign despite the dirty politics of the current mayor. She is assisted by Braverman who also works at the diner and they begin dating while tough Addie finds herself being persued by G.T. A warm, satisfying story with lots of layers!