"Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari" is the third book in the "Good News Shoes" series featuring Riley Mae, a teen shoe model. Published by Zonderkidz, this is a chapter book (240+ pages of reading), ideal for ages 8 and up.
This book conveys the adventures of Riley Mae and her friends, this time on a trip to Kenya, Africa for an ad campaign for her Sole Fire running shoes. This book follows Riley Mae through her experiences in Kenya, starting with her culture shock as she experiences an entirely new way of life in Africa. Strange food, hard work, and completely different means of transportation throw Riley Mae for a loop!
Riley Mae has plenty of new experiences in Africa, including visiting a Christian orphanage and going on a real African safari. Through her experiences, Riley Mae learns about herself, having faith, prayer, and how to feel comfortable sharing her own Christian faith with others.
Overall I would give this book a 4/5. I think that all of the new African terms that were used in this book muddled it down at times, and it slows down the reading when you have to stop and look back to remember what a particular words meant. I think this book is appropriate for ages 8 and up, and I think that it offers some good messages to young girls through a character that they can really enjoy.
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