Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review: Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Book Description

Train your feet: Ignite your soul.

Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. Kenya, Africa is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from members of the famous Kalenjin tribe. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends  from enemies back in the United States, but for how long? Adjusting to African culture is difficult, but by doing work she’s not accustomed to and by spending time with the kids and the Christian women in the village, Riley finds herself growing stronger physically, and praying expectantly for ways that God can use her to spread the Good News. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when Riley meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home in Nairobi, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.

My Review:
I was so excited that this 3rd book in the Riley Mae series finally came.  My ten year old daughter loved the first two in the series and she is hard to win over.  She really fights with me to read, but she has stayed up late into the night reading the Riley Mae books.  I am so thankful for that and hope that there are more to come. 
I couldn't be happier about the content quality in the books.  They are current and up to date, but leave out the snotty, bratty attitudes that most teen (and preteen) books and shows have.  Not only does Riley Mae have a great attitude but she also shows initiative, a hard work ethic, generosity and compassion.  I highly recommend this series!

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.