Hope and Other Punchlines

Hope and Other Punchlines

Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future. Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future. Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a...

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Title:Hope and Other Punchlines
Author:Julie Buxbaum
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:052564444X
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Hope and Other Punchlines Reviews

  • bjneary
    Jan 06, 2019
    Just as I loved Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next (It was my favorite Book of 2017) by awesome YA author, Julie Buxbaum; I truly enjoyed Hope and Other Punch Lines!!! Thank you to Julie Buxbaum, Random House, and #BookJunkies for allowing me to be an early reader. Julie Buxbaum...
  • Kathleen Glasgow
    Dec 23, 2018
    This book is an exquisitely crafted look at public and private grief and what it means to grow up in the shadow of tragedy. Julie Buxbaum knows how to mix the sad with the funny in a brilliant, heart-melting way. Loved this so much. ...
  • Courtney
    Jan 25, 2019
    Julie Buxbaum has done it again! I opened this book yesterday, and had finished it by this morning. It's funny (and punny), heartwarming, at times heartbreaking, and absolutely un-put-down-able. ...
  • Laurie
    Feb 27, 2019
    4.5 stars I loved the characters and their teen-appropriate responses to a life-changing event (in this case the long-reaching effects of 9/11, which happened when they were babies) as well as current challenges and falling in love. Realistic family dynamics and well-developed support...
  • Julie
    Nov 14, 2018
    Is it tacky to review your own novel? Probably! But alas I wrote this book, and it's the one that almost killed me, and took a whole year longer than it was supposed to, and I'm super ridiculously proud of it, so I'm giving myself FIVE STARS. I truly hope you like it too. ...
  • Sarah
    Dec 11, 2018
    Several novels have been written about September Eleventh. This is one of the better ones. Hope and Other Punchlines tells the story of a teenage girl whose image was captured in an iconic photograph taken as the Towers collapsed. Baby Hope, as she came to be known, was rescued from th...
  • Lauren
    Mar 27, 2019
    Another fantastic contemporary from Julie Buxbaum. This book manages to be light and sweet (and features an adorable romance), while also tackling some heavy subjects - grief, loss, illness, breaking up with friends - set 15 years beyond 9/11, in a town and with characters that still f...
  • Arlene
    Feb 03, 2019
    #iamemotional There are events in my life I?ll never forget... where I was, who I was with, what I felt. September 11, 2001 is one of those moments that has stayed with me... forever. This novel takes me back to that time and adds a whole new layer to the story. Every characte...
  • Jamie
    Mar 04, 2019
    This is the second Julie Buxbaum book that I devoured without really meaning to. I've been noticing that the statute of limitations on telling September 11 stories ended at about the 15 year mark, with several adult novels allowing the events of 9/11 to peek into their plotlines. This,...
  • Maureen
    Dec 28, 2018
    Julie Buxbaum has written a beautiful novel about life and death, happiness and sadness, and about loving and letting go. The characters of Abbi, her parents and grandmother, as well as Noah and Jack are richly developed. I am chuckling as I remember some of Abbi?s grandmother?s be...
  • Mel (Abookishaddiction)
    Feb 28, 2019
    This book was absolutely amazing. It made me laugh and cry. I made me feel hope for the characters and it made me feel loss. This was the first book that I?ve read that revolves around the ?after? of 9/11. I also loved how this book took place in New Jersey. When Abbi and Noah we...
  • Candace
    Dec 15, 2018
    I really enjoyed this! I?ve read all of Julie?s books and I love how she balances serious topics with humor. Her characters are well flushed out with strong unique personalities. The 9/11 theme in this book was done well. As someone on the other side of the country I didn?t exp...
  • Laura
    Feb 20, 2019
    ?We need the serious to recognize the funny, and the funny to give us even a shot in hell at surviving the serious.? September 11, 2001 changed lives. Holes were created in communities, families, and hearts. But love, courage, and compassion can be found in times of great loss...
  • Kara Gemian
    Jan 23, 2019
    This was a fantastic read. As someone who has lived in Northern New Jersey all her life and remembers seeing papers floating in the sky on 9/11 after my Elementary school was evacuated to the field for a bomb threat, this book really meant a lot. I am lucky that I didn't know anyon...
  • Barb
    Apr 01, 2019
    I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley for review purposes. Thanks! I am a big Julie Buxbaum fan, and if she writes it, I?ll happily read it! This was a sweet rom-com, and it feels ridiculous to say that about a story that has so many characters that faced loss on...
  • Kerri
    Apr 07, 2019
    There aren't many Sept. 11 books for teens and kids out there (yet) so there isn't much to compare this book to, which I think is in its favor. I thought all of the Sept. 11 stuff was handled beautifully, balancing showing teens (all of whom were either not born or were infants in 2001...
  • Lindsay
    Mar 20, 2019
    This story was great but it didn?t hook me like Tell Me Three Things did. Julie Buxbaum is a talented writer and I will continue reading her books despite the slight disappointment in this one. The writing is filled with lots of emotion, although the characters and their decisions ca...
  • Nina O'Daniels
    Feb 07, 2019
    The possibility that a fictional account or story related to 9/11 would be best at home in a historical fiction category is mind-blowing to me. It?s easy to forget that it happened so many years ago when it feels like so few. Another thing that is mind boggling is the freshman in my ...
  • Kaja (red panda) *:・゚✧
    Feb 13, 2018
    Someone tell me, why the release date on (german) amazon is 14.5.2019. SOMEONE TELL ME. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 13, 2019
    A sweet and heartfelt story about growing up in the shadow of 9/11. Abbi and Noah, babies in 2001, both have strong connections to the events of the day; Abbi is famous from a photograph of her rescue from the towers, and Noah lost his father. As the now teens continue to move forward ...
  • Neha Thakkar
    Dec 30, 2018
    It dragged on a bit and I had trouble finishing it. I do think it?s intended audience will enjoy it, particularly if they have a connection to 9/11. It may also be a good read aloud to center discussions of the event and help students understand the layers of the tragedy. I received ...
  • Rachel
    Jan 31, 2019
    I loved this book! Sad, funny, happy, and hopeful...so good! I wish it were out now so I could give it to everyone I know who will love it! ...
  • Theresa
    Feb 01, 2019
    Julie, how can I get an advanced copy. I just discovered you, read everything else and cont wait until May to read this!!!! ...
  • Charlotte Huang
    Jan 09, 2019
    I adore everything about Julie's books, but especially the depth and warmth she brings to characters and their relationships. Hope and Other Punch Lines was no exception. I fell hard for Abbi Hope Goldstein and Noah Stern and you will too. Can't recommend this heart-melting and wonderf...
  • Meghan
    Feb 14, 2019
    This book was received as an ARC from Random House Children's in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. From beginning to end of this book I was in tears. Everyone has their own story of the traumatic event of 911 and whe...
  • Alexis
    Mar 15, 2019
    This. Book. It is not often that you find books that deal with topics not previously read. I picked up this book because 1) pretty cover 2) loved the title (punchlines!) and 3) the author is relatively well-known. I typically do not read the backs of books because I like to be surprise...
  • Lesley
    Apr 01, 2019
    For many people the world is divided into Before and After, the dividing line being September 11, 2001. Such is the case for Abbi Hope Goldstein and Noah Stern. On her first birthday Abbi was saved by a worker in her World Trade Center complex daycare center. As she is carried out, ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 25, 2019
    Wow, this was unexpected in the way that it tackles the very sensitive subject of 9/11 and the impact it had on the world. Abbi, aka "BABY HOPE" is famous for a photo that was taken of her being carried to safety while the Twin Towers collapsed behind her. She is almost 16 and is sudde...
  • Azrah
    Sep 30, 2018
    14 Nov, 2018 COVER REVEAL 1 Oct, 2018 YAASSS! This sounds great! ...
  • Ravyn Taylor
    Mar 06, 2019
    I laughed and I cried, there was some terrible puns and some tear-jerking moments. The characters had a great arc, the story was well written, and I'd definitely recommend this novel to a friend! I loved the cover as well ?? I laughed and I cried, there was some terrible puns a...