Friday, March 14, 2014

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne - Review

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If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy RapidsLife is rapidly changing for pre-teen spokesperson Riley Mae. After escaping near disaster at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, Riley, her family, and her Swiftriver co-workers fly to a secret hideout in Northwest Montana. But when the plane's malfunction leads to a rough landing, Riley wants nothing more than to return to friends, church and home. Then she meets Sunday, a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. While her rigorous raft training for the marketing campaign brings a few bumps and bruises, Riley now feels up for the challenge.
Everything looks as bright as the glistening fool's gold on her "Ready Eddy" river sandals, but everything is not as it seems. Riley soon learns that life is as unpredictable as the raging waters which, if she is not careful, will sweep her away and into the hands of an enemy who is even closer than she thinks.

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About the Author:
Image of Jill OsborneJill Osborne works in children's ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays and skits for youth group and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children's ministry, countless articles for Church newsletters, and a blog about taking a Sabatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids. She plans to run with it.

I received this book from BookLook Blogger program in exchange for a review.

Thoughts on the Book:
I really wanted to give and opinion from someone the age group the book was written for. So, Katie, a friend's tween daughter, enjoyed reviewing this book for me.  This is what she had to say:

This book is about a family who escapes disaster on a hike at Half Dome in Yosemite. They find themselves with a plane malfunction and stuck in Montana. 
While staying at a resort, Riley and her friends end up stuck in the fierce rapids, facing a giant black bear, and helping their friend find her long lost mom. 
The cliff-hanging short chapters really grabbed my attention. This action and nature-packed story just kept me coming back for more! It was amazing!

Thanks Katie! You did a great job on your review! I look forward to having you do another guest review on my blog soon. 

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