Study Guide

Hope Was Here Chapter 14

By Joan Bauer

Chapter 14

  • The last thing Sid Vole does before he leaves town is to arrange a media blitz for G.T.
  • When one reporter asks him what he's learned from having cancer, G.T. responds that it's never too late to do the right thing.
  • While Addie won't give the reporters the time of day, Hope's always willing to be interviewed. She's secretly hoping that her father will recognize her name and hit the highway toward Wisconsin.
  • Hope gets Anastasia to drink from a bottle; it makes Lou Ellen cry like a baby and leaves Hope wondering if her own mother ever shed a tear for her.
  • That evening Addie shares the news that Deena will be arriving in Mulhoney in a few days. Hope doesn't want to see her but there's nothing she can do about it.
  • Hope struggles to keep a lid on her anger during her shift at the diner the next morning.
  • She's thankful that she hasn't killed anyone with a frying pan but admits to being tempted to put her boxing gloves back on and punch the bag.
  • At closing time, she tells Braverman that her mom's coming to town and he suggests that they meet at the diner. It's what he and his dad did recently and it went pretty well.
  • Hope feels compelled to tell Braverman that her real name is Tulip, and he laughs so hard that even she finds it funny for the first time ever. Her heart skips a beat when Braverman tells her he thinks that Hope is just the right name for her.

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