cover image HOPE WAS HERE


Joan Bauer, HOPE WAS HERE Joan Bauer. P. Puffin, $5.99 (186pp) ISBN 978-0-698-11951-2

Of this tale of a 16-year-old waitress who searches for a sense of belonging, PW said that the prose, "often rich in metaphor, brings Hope's surroundings and her emotions to life. Readers are likely to gobble this up like so much comfort food." Ages 10-14. (May)