Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne

"Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids" by Jill Osborne is the second book in "The Good News Shoes" series, and is aimed at 8-12 year old girls.

Riley Mae is just an ordinary 12 year old girl when she gets the opportunity of a lifetime and her own line of shoes! But being famous is a lot harder than Riley ever thought and most of the time she finds herself wishing she never signed that contract in the first place. Through it all though, Riley learns that God has a plan for her life and although circumstances may not be what she expected, God is using her in extraordinary ways. Riley makes friends with another 12 year old named Rusty and is able to share Jesus with her.

In "Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids", Riley meets a little boy named Sunday who is dealing with his own set of problems and Riley realizes that maybe she doesn't have it so bad after all. She also gets the opportunity to ride the river rapids of Montana for a shoe photo shoot! It will be so much fun! What could go wrong? She will learn a lot throughout this adventure, and we'll learn where her next adventure will take place!

Although it's not specified on the outside cover, you really need to read these books in order. The first being "Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek" and this book being the second in the series. I think this is a fantastic series for young girls! The books are not filled with "fluff" or boy-crazy talk, which I absolutely love! It's so hard to find a book like these for my 7 year old daughter! I have found myself scouring the bookshelves at our local bookstores desperate to find one appropriate for my daughter's age, but have mostly resorted to choosing books I read when I was a little girl. Now I know I don't have to worry with "The Good News Shoes" series! They are Christian books which contain morals and values and although the girls are pre-teens and may start to be interested in boys, they are not boy crazy! I would highly recommend this book series and look forward to reading many more of these and sharing them with my daughter!

I rate this book as 5 stars!

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