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.
I am always trying to get my 10 year old daughter to read. It is always a fight. Always. Not only do I want my daughter to read, but I want her to read books that are not filled with trash. I think part of the appeal is that Riley has a pretty awesome sounding life. She is a pre-teen and a famous shoe spokesperson. My other daughter's name is Rylee, so I think that also appealed to my oldest. She is actually reading this book and enjoying it. I read it and I definitely recommend it, but I think that starting with the first one in the series would be best. I was a little lost in the beginning since this book seemed to start off where the last one ended, but my daughter didn't seem to complain about that at all. It was a great story with a great message and we will definitely be looking for more from this series.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.