Hope Was Here Characters

Joan Bauer
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Hope Yancy

Hope Yancy is a sixteen-year-old girl who is being raised by her Aunt Addie. Addie took Hope in when her younger sister, Deena, had Hope. Hope was only two pounds when she was born and the doctors didn't give her very good odds of pulling through. But even at that young age and fragile beginning, Hope had an inner strength that proved more than once in her life that helped her survive. Hope's biological mother, Deena, was a self-centered woman who was more concerned with her string of lovers than she was with raising a baby. She "gave" Hope to her older sister, Addie, who always wanted a child but couldn't have any. Deena had named Hope "Tulip" when she was born. As soon as Hope turned twelve, Addie helped her legally change her name to Hope because "hope" was always a good thing to have.

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