Monday, October 26, 2015

"Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek" by Jill Osborne

About this book:

  “If you're gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.
  Riley Mae Hart loves sports and action---so when the Swiftriver Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sport collection, she jumps at the chance. Soon she's appearing in commercials and magazine ads, and every girl in town wants to wear Riley Mae shoes. Well, except for Riley. Because walking in those shoes means missing out on softball season, making her best friend TJ mad, and embarrassing her new friend, Rusty. It also means sneaking around, hiding, and keeping secrets---because suddenly something isn't quite right at Swiftriver. But a contract's a contract, so Riley laces up her 'Rock Shocker' hiking boots for a climb up Half-Dome in Yosemite. Will they be the right shoes to get her back on solid ground?”

Series: Book #1 in “The Good News Shoes” series.

Spiritual Content- Ephesians 6:15 is quoted at the beginning and is what the series is based on; Many Prayers; Mentions of Prayers; Many Talks about God, Jesus, peace, Heaven, & Him loving us; Talks about the Armor of God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God or Jesus; Bible reading; Scriptures are read & discussed; Church, Children’s Church & lessons; Talks about Church; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of Bibles & talks about reading it; Witnessing & Talking about Jesus to people; A mention of a Bible calendar; Mentions of sponsor kids; Flip nor Fawn go to Church; Rusty doesn’t think that God loves her.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘duh’, a ‘holy smokes’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘sissy’s, four ‘rats!’, seven ‘stupid’s, and 11 ‘dumb’s; When TJ gets mad she throws an egg at the wall; Riley Mae & Brandy bicker a bit; A mention of looking like a zombie (after a lot of hard work); Mentions of going to the bathroom in the woods; Mentions of blood & injuries (up to semi-detailed); A couple mentions of a murder (not detailed); A couple mentions of divorce.

Sexual Content- Sean has a crush on Riley & mentions of marrying her (which she does not want to be Riley O’Reilly); TJ’s older sister, Breanne, hangs out with “hairy boys” and flirts with Flip; A couple mentions of anorexia; A mention of a guy who is not wearing a shirt (no details); Rusty’s mom left when she was five.

-Riley Mae Hart, age 12
                                        First person P.O.V. of Riley Mae
                                                   238 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens- 

My personal Rating- 

From the opening chapter, I started feeling giddy about this series. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt that way on the first page of a book…the last time was actually back in May! “Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek” was excellent in my honest opinion! It had a lot of Spiritual Content, a fun and exciting plot, and humor in it. Flip is great and is probably my favorite character next to Riley Mae. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

No comments:

Post a Comment