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.
This is the second book of the Good News Shoes book series. I picked this title to review because I thought it sounded fun and different and it did not disappoint me. I found it to be clever fresh and original. I truly enjoyed this book. This was the second book in the series but that was not a problem of being able to enjoy Riley Mae’s adventures. I would buy this for my students and nieces. This book had a great pace and was a really fun and easy read. Two thumbs up!