Hope is a 16-year-old girl living with her Aunt Addie, a chef and restaurant manager. Never staying in one place for long, the story opens with yet another move, this time from Brooklyn. But before she leaves, Hope scribbles 'Hope Was Here' onto the menu board, a ritual she carries out whenever they have to hit the road again... will she continue to have hope as she moves out into the country? Ages 12 & up. Newbery Honor Book.
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.
Joan Bauer has won critical acclaim for her many books, which include Rules of the Road, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Close to Famous, and Peeled. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.