Solace of the Road
Random House Children's Books
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.
Family Relationships; Foster care; foster teenager; foster parents; fostering home
foster mother and father; ward of the state
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
children's home; runaway; travel and voyages; hitchhiking; self-actualization; England; different identity; memories
Dowd, Siobhan, "Solace of the Road" (2009). Diverse Families. 1834.