Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids – Book Review

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids 
(Good News Shoes Series Book #2)
By Jill Osborne 

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First Person
One Point of View
Fiction 
256 Pages 


About the Book 

If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.
Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After the last photo shoot and trek up the Half-Dome in Yosemite, Riley Mae and her Swiftriver friends find themselves in Northwest Montana, the perfect backdrop for a river sandal campaign. The first problem is a plane malfunction. Then the rigorous raft training for the “Ready Eddy” river sandal campaign brings more bumps and bruises. And given that she is in Montana for a shoe campaign instead of back home with her friends, Riley thinks life can’t get much worse. But then she meets Sunday, a 10 year-old boy from Kenya, who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. And 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 the enemy – who is even closer than she thinks.
Why I Choose this Book:
I read the first book in the series last year (read the review here) and I really enjoyed it so I wanted to continue with the adventures. 
What I Thought: 
I really liked this book. There was adventure, intrigue, and enough questions to keep me excited and thoroughly enjoying the book. Riley Mae (let’s just stop for a moment and think about how cool her name is; I sometimes stop and say it out loud because I like it so much) is a fun, easy to follow narrator who’s head is interesting to be inside of. I could relate to Riley Mae which is always a huge plus for me when I’m reading a book. 
Riley Mae is a shoe model and travels around doing adventurous activities in preparation for photo-shoots and then of course for the photo-shoots themselves. There are also some “bad guys” on their trail and a friend with a missing mother and rich employers with private airplanes and all that kind of cool stuff. Pretty exciting. 
Conclusion:
I was extremely pleased with this book. The bad attitudes that had bothered me in the last book were very minimal in this book so that was nice. There was one time where Riley sneaked into someone’s room and did something she shouldn’t have, but other than that I can’t remember anything questionable.
 I gave this book to my younger sister as soon as I was done reading it and would gladly recommend it to any of my youngish friends. 
Rating 
I’m giving Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids Four Stars 
(I received this book free from BookLook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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