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Solace of the Road - Siobhan Dowd
Solace of the Road
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375849718 (0375849718)
ASIN: 0375849718
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
This book made me sad that Siobhan Dowd had such a short life as an author. This story is heart-wrenching tale of a 15-year-old girl who has lived in the child welfare system for a good part of her young life. Throughout that time, she has held on to the belief that her mother is unaware of her wher...
isamlq
isamlq rated it
3.5/5And I was Solace. Solace of the road, walking into a night sky, thumb out and fag in hand… There’s both a literal and figurative journey in this one for a girl who takes on a personality so different from her own. Holly, her story is sad but not completely tragic. Sad because she’s in foster ca...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
A bittersweet story. Holly is a lovely narrator, and I liked the way Dowd ended the story.
TeaPartyPrincess
TeaPartyPrincess rated it
5.0 Solace of the Road
It's amazing, isn't it? That even before reading the book you're in tears.
Infinite Satellite
Infinite Satellite rated it
2.0
This slim book takes a while to get through due to its slow pacing and lack of action.Holly/Solace's voice is melodious and well-written, and through all of her reflections, the reader gains a good sense of her character. However, I didn't feel her character matched up well with the plot. She's a ve...
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