Riley Mae Book Review

My daughter is becoming a book worm. She has read Trixie Beldon, Oragami Yoda and now she just finished a book called Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek. On any given day, if you ask her what she is reading, she will fill you in on the latest adventures of her book characters.


I received a copy of this book last week and turned it over to my 3rd grader. I’m letting her share her review with you today.

Natalie’s opinion about this book:

This book was about Riley Mae who just walked into an office and got a job as spokesgirl for a shoe company. Her life totally changed when they chose her, because she couldn’t play softball or do the things she always loved. Her life got chaotic and went on a huge rollercoaster.

At first she liked being a spokesman then she realized that the shoes were too high priced and the average family couldn’t afford to buy them. Then she met a girl named Rusty who didn’t even have food and she felt bad about how sometimes Riley wasted food when Rusty didn’t have any.

I liked this book because it turned into a mystery. I love mystery books, but then there was a huge twist at the end. I couldn’t stop reading because I didn’t like the twist, but I wanted to make sure that it turned out ok.

I can’t wait to read the next one in the series. I suggest that this book is good for any girl 3-4 maybe 5th grade. This book was an easy read. There are a lot of chapters, but they are very short so they go by fast.

This book talked about Riley helping out at her church. There is alot of talk about praying when they got in trouble up on Half Dome Mountain.

About the book

Riley Mae, a talkative, funny and lively twelve-year-old who loves sports and action. When the Swiftriver Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sports collection, she jumps at the chance.

About Jill Osborne

Jill-OsborneJill Osborne works in children’s ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children’s ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!

Read the first chapter here.

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