Riley Mae And The Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae And The Rock Shocker Trek – Book Review

Do you know what it feels like to be presented with an opportunity that sounds so fabulous, you think it’s a dream come true?

Seventh grader Riley Mae Hart does. After all, what girl doesn’t dream of owning dozens of sparkly shoes – appearing in photo shoots – and going on glamorous trips?

But – Riley Mae is about to learn that not every opportunity is as golden as it seems.

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne is the delightful story of a young girl who is offered the chance to become a shoe spokesperson for the Swiftriver Shoe Company – one of her father’s advertising clients. She is thrilled by the prospect of having an entire shoe line – the Riley Mae Sport Collection – named after her.

Riley Mae wants this job more than anything. Although her parents are concerned about her making such a huge commitment, Riley Mae knows she will be the perfect spokesperson – even if she doesn’t really understand all that it entails.

So – the family prays about it – and agree that if this is what Riley Mae wants, they will support her in this endeavor.

That is when Riley Mae’s life starts to get really complicated!

You see, Riley Mae didn’t realize that her new responsibilities would interfere with her softball practice… or cause a rift in her relationship with her best friend, TJ. She didn’t know that the glitzy Riley Mae shoes she is promoting cost more than many families could afford – including her new-found friend, Rusty.

And, she didn’t know that things at the Swiftriver Shoe Company wouldn’t be quite what they should be…

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek is the first book in The Good News Shoes series from Zonderkidz and part of the FaithGirlz collection – a special group of products for designed to help girls ages 8 through 12 explore, develop and share their faith.

It’s a delightful story that infuses elements of faith, family, friendship and mystery. Young girls will enjoy this story and will want to jump into the sequel!

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Riley Mae And The Rock Shocker Trek – Audio Excerpt

About Jill Osborne

Jill Osborne

Jill 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!

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10 Responses to “Riley Mae And The Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne”

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  1. I want to read this! I just posted on Big Hair and Books about the sequel! Thanks for sharing on the hop!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      How nice it is to connect with you, Rosemond, through this book!
      I just stopped by and read your review and followed you on BlogLovin!
      I enjoyed your review and am looking forward to reading the sequel!

      For a chance to win this book, watch for my upcoming Easter Giveaway from Zonderkidz!

  2. Reshama
    Twitter: Stackingbks

    Sounds like a fun read. I love all the messages.. so appropriate for the age group! Thanks for sharing this on the KidLit BlogHop.
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  3. Stacie Theis says:

    What a wonderful book series! Looking forward to sharing these books with my daughter. Thank you!

  4. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks like an intriguing story. I’m sure my oldest would LOVE it. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  5. Sounds like a fun story.

    Hopping over from the kid lit blog hop.

  6. This looks like such a fun read! Thanks for sharing with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  7. PragmaticMom says:

    What an interesting dilemma to present to kids and include faith as well! Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


  1. […] Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek us about a 7th grade girl who becomes the new spokesgirl for the SwiftRiver Shoe Company’s outdoor sport collection – then learns that life in the spotlight isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! For more information about this book, read my full review. […]

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