Solace of the Road

By Dowd, Siobhan

Publishers Summary:
Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her.Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face theworld head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.From the Hardcover edition.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 9-Up Holly Hogan, 14, lives in a facility for troubled youth in England. Her dream is to return to Ireland, her birthplace, and reunite with her mother. When she is placed in a foster home, the dream resurfaces as she finds and tries on the woman's blond wig. Suddenly, Holly is gone and in walks Solace, a devil-may-care older version of herself, with "slim-slam hips" and the world at her feet. The name Solace comes from a winning horse Holly supposedly...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 13, 2009

- A road-trip novel that succeeds thanks to both Holly Hogan's voice and the large cast of characters Holly meets. - Holly's perfectly toned voice relays her sense of humor and her distrust...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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