Hope Yancey: 16-year-old main character, born Tulip Yancey. Smart, quick, energetic, and full of feeling. She's worked in diners her whole life, and as a waitress since age 14. Her mother abandoned her as a baby to the care of Hope's aunt, Addie. She doesn't regret her past, but she wants her mother to accept her and to be able to find a father. Has moved several times with Addie. Stands up for what she believes. Changed her name to Hope, because she thought there should be more of is in the world. Loves to help spread hope, living up to her name.
“"You know what I like most about waitressing? When I'm doing it, I'm not thinking that much about myself. I'm thinking about other people. I'm learning again and again what it takes to make a difference in other people's lives."”
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