Solace of the Road

Title

Solace of the Road

Authors

Siobhan Dowd

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780375893650

Pages

272 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

While running away from a London foster home just before her fifteenth birthday, Holly has ample time to consider her years of residential care and her early life with her Irish mother, whom she is now trying to reach.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL650L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster teenager; foster parents; fostering home

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother and father; ward of the state

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2009
School Library Journal Book Review Stars
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2009
Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2010 Fiction
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Bisto Book of the Year Award, 2009, Honour
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 2009, Long List

Keywords

children's home; runaway; travel and voyages; hitchhiking; self-actualization; England; different identity; memories

Diversity Impact

direct

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