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Call Me Hope

By Gretchen Olson (Trade Paperback, 2008)
As 11-year-old Hope struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother, she's tempted to run away but instead chooses resilience. She creates a secret safe haven and an innovative point system (giving herself points for every bad thing her mother says to her); finds comfort and inspiration from Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl; and gains a support team. Ultimately, Hope able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change. This is an engaging, satisfying novel, about an important and not widely-understood issue, that will touch and inspire readers.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $5.99 US/$6.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316012393

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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As 11-year-old Hope struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother, she's tempted to run away but instead chooses resilience. She creates a secret safe haven and an innovative point system (giving herself points for every bad thing her mother says to her); finds comfort and inspiration from Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl; and gains a support team. Ultimately, Hope able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change. This is an engaging, satisfying novel, about an important and not widely-understood issue, that will touch and inspire readers.

Gretchen Olson is the author of the YA novel Joyride (Boyds Mill Press) and on the board of directors for The Hands & Words Are Not for Hurting Project. She received the University of Oregon's Community Award for her work with the Hands Project. Gretchen lives with her husband on their blueberry farm in Oregon.
  • Praise for Call Me Hope:
    A Borders Original Voices selection
    A Book Sense Pick

    "Hope is a winsome character whose bravery and determination will resonate with middle-grade readers." -- Booklist

    "Children who can identify with Hope's predicament will find solace in this book as well as tips for survival." -- Publishers Weekly

    "A compelling and rewarding read."--School Library Journal

    "The resilience of Hope Elliot will inspire and console readers of all ages."--VOYA

    Praise for Joyride:
    A Booklist Top Ten Notable Book
    Society of School Librarians International Honor Book
    Oregon Book Award finalist

    "Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages."
    -Kirkus

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Product Details

Call Me Hope
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $5.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316012393
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2008
Call Me Hope