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ISBN13: 9780316012393
ISBN10: 0316012394
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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.

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Eleven-year-old Hope Elliot struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother. But instead of running away, precocious Hope chooses resilience instead, and creates survival strategies for herself.

Synopsis:

Hope Elliot is an 11-year-old girl struggling to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother. But instead of running away, precocious Hope chooses resilience instead, and creates survival strategies for herself.

With these strategies: a support team that includes the employees of a used clothing store, the smartest kid in the sixth grade, and her older brother; and with the comfort from reading Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, will Hope be able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change?

About the Author

Gretchen Olson is the author of the YA novel Joyride (Boyds Mill Press) and on the board of directors for The Hands and 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.

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Allie Kanter , May 12, 2011 (view all comments by Allie Kanter )
From family problems to outdoor school, Call Me Hope will always keep your eyes glued onto this book. The main character Hope Elliot struggles to get along with her two-faced mom, who verbally abuses her too much. Call Me Hope takes you along the days in school, where Hope reads The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as learning about how Jews were treated during WWII, where she compares that to her life. She develops a point system for every time her mom decides to call her mean names like, “hopeless”, but that doesn't hurt her as much as the word “stupid”. I thought this book was very well written, but I think it could have gone on a little more, because it kind of left me hanging. This book makes it easy for pre-teens, and teenagers who get verbally abused to relate to. Call Me Hope gets you thinking on what you have in life, like having an “angel mom”, who doesn't treat you badly. It really provokes your feelings by how you see her get treated, and how she just puts up with it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316012393
Author:
Olson, Gretchen
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Moneymaking projects
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20080601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.56x5.30x.76 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Eleven-year-old Hope Elliot struggles to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother. But instead of running away, precocious Hope chooses resilience instead, and creates survival strategies for herself.
"Synopsis" by , Hope Elliot is an 11-year-old girl struggling to live under the pressures of her verbally abusive mother. But instead of running away, precocious Hope chooses resilience instead, and creates survival strategies for herself.

With these strategies: a support team that includes the employees of a used clothing store, the smartest kid in the sixth grade, and her older brother; and with the comfort from reading Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, will Hope be able to confront her mother about her hurtful words and help her begin to change?

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