This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings. Holly's run away before, but this time she actually gets away-and what felt like an escape at first soon becomes a daily struggle for survival. She is smart and resourceful, and she manages to make it across the country on her own. But how long can this go on? It's getting harder to avoid the truth-Holly is now homeless. Runaway is a remarkably uplifting portrait of a girl still young and stubborn and naive enough to believe there's a better place for her in the world. From the Hardcover edition.