Solace of the Road (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 13, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
14 Reviews
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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User Review  - Daisy Beth - Goodreads

The saddest, funniest, sharpest mix of Maximum Ride and Tracy Beaker, Solace of the Road is a stunningly well-written book by one of my top favourite authors, Siobhan Dowd. This novel, set mainly in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies) - Goodreads

This review was originally published at Fluttering Butterflies Oh man. Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd was such an emotional roller coaster. Why has it taken me so long to pick up another book by ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Section 4
24
Section 5
29
Section 6
42
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
152
Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2009)

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. Her first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her second novel, The London Eye Mystery, received five starred reviews.


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