Solace of the Road
Solace of the Road
Solace of the Road
Siobhan Dowd
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 the world 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.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Holly Hogan hasn't had the best life. She was taken from her home when she was very young and has been in and out of foster homes. None of those homes worked out, though, and Holly is done with them. When she is moved in with foster parents again, she starts to remember the good things about her mother. That's the problem, she only remembers the good things. She puts on her foster mom's blonde wig and hits the road, no longer Holly, but Solace. She wants to find her "mam." She wants to get those good memories back and she wants to keep them.

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