Monday, May 2, 2016

"Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids" by Jill Osborne

About this 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 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.”

Series: Book #2 in “The Good News Shoes” series. (Book #1 review, Here!)

Spiritual Content- Ephesians 6:15 at the beginning; Many prayers; Many Scriptures are discussed, mentioned, read, remembered & thought over; Bible reading; Witnessing; Church going & lessons; Many talks about God, Jesus, peace & God loving us; Talks about Heaven & dying; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; *Spoiler* Rusty asks God into her heart *End of Spoiler*; Mentions of Church; Mentions of Bibles & being Christians; Mentions of watching people get baptized & being baptized; A couple mentions of those in the Bible.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’, two forms of ‘dumb’, and three ‘rats’; Siblings bicker; Blood, Cuts & Stitches (semi-detailed); Mentions of crashes & injuries (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of bleeding bait (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of murder (no details); A few mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of a former alcoholic; A mention of suicide; A mention of killing a fish (semi-detailed); A hint of putting a bear down.

Sexual Content- A mention of Sean’s new crush; Mentions of Fawn & Matt having crushes on each other; Mentions of Sean asking Riley to marry him (which she won’t because her name would be Riley O’Reilly); Mentions of cute boys; Many mentions of Rusty’s mom who left.

-Riley Mae Hart, age 12
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Riley
                                                        252 pages

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My personal Rating-
I’m not a water person at all, so all those (many) parts were lost on me. Even then, though, “Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids” was such a great book with fantastic Spiritual Content.
I also love Flip. That is all.

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.

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