CALL ME HOPE, by Gretchen Olson
Interest Level: Middle/Upper Grades
CALL ME HOPE is a book about a girl whose mom is verbally abusive. her mom calls her stupid and an idiot. In the book she is trying to get through life without her mom noticing that the words hurt her. While Hope tries to get through her life she makes a point goal that helps her get through her hard times. She also meets new friends at a store called Next to New. So she gets really close to these two ladies that treat her very nicely. At the end of this book she gets back from a think called Outside School and her mother tells her nice things because she has been taking parenting classes. This book was really good and heartwarming. I would recommend it to anyone.