See the world as you’ve never seen it before: through eyes and “eyelights.”
The Adventures of Sylvie Sedan alternates between two unique points-of-view, car and human. Welcome to a world where cars and humans can communicate with each other! Sylvie Sedan and her running buddy, Ginger, must overcome many obstacles before passing the Oklahoma drive test. Sylvie calls upon her car friend Summer Sky to help revive Ginger’s love for driving during a New York City vacation, but she doesn’t realize that the Worldwide Wheels and Vehicles Association simultaneously puts pressure on Summer Sky to accomplish the same task! Carmony—the essential bond between car and human—will be disturbed across the globe if both running buddies cannot carmonize and navigate roads. To further complicate matters, Sylvie and Ginger both suffer from recurring “drive-mares” which spell failure past and present.
In this overcomer story, the two friends discover that road tests really never end. They tackle highway hurdles and near-accidents. The two also grow in ways that transcend driving. Their adventures shatter stereotypes and show the true meaning of friendship—and what a drive to succeed really looks like. Hop into Sylvie Sedan and allow her to take you on an unforgettable journey that will move your heart or engine heart. A journey that will lead to laughs, tears, and gasolears too. And a journey that reminds us to drive with confidence and enthusiasm because every stoplight along life’s road can turn green with a little faith and fight.
With more than 45 interior illustrations, two adventurous main characters, and vivid storytelling, this YA fiction read will rev up spirits of people age 5 to 105!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Adventures of Sylvie Sedan is such a fun book! We get to see through the eyes of a unique young lady as she navigates the winding road of life, as well as through the "eyelights" of her car! It is interesting to explore this world where cars can communicate with their owners and with each other. If that wasn't enough, the writing style is so refreshing. I am very familiar with the author's poetry, but this is the first novel I have read of hers. I can definitely see how her poetry background has influenced her prose, and it makes for a refreshing read. I don't think I have read any other book quite like this, with such fun descriptions and word play. I think the age range that would enjoy it the most is middle school to maybe 10th grade, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it and I am in my early 20s. Definitely a must-read especially for those learning how to drive for the first time.
This book is a great read! I love how Sylvie has her own voice! She is sweet and caring! And the author is just a lovely and colorful individual! I suggest this!