Parents' Guide to

Hope Was Here

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Heartwarming, funny coming-of-ager has lots of charm.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Very Good Highly Recommend For Age 12+

Hi so I read this book I think its really good it does have some mature content so I would recommend it for ages 11 and up overall it was so good but parents be aware that there is very mild romance but there is some language: Jesus, Oh My God, ETC, so no bad bad words just letting you know all though at the top it says there's no language there is I have run into problems like that before I hope you will like the book it's very good I highly recommend it also containing the romance it is one kiss, and very little romantic gestures hugging holding hands, etc,

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This is a heartwarming, feel-good story with a strong main character, lots of humor, charm, and plenty of comfort food. Hope Was Here is brimming with warmth and wisdom. Tweens and teens can admire Hope's resilience, work ethic, wit, and yes, hope. Quirky, well-developed characters keep the story moving at a good pace. There's sadness and grief, too, but the sweet ending satisfies.

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