Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari (Faithgirlz / The Good News Shoes)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.152764

If you’re gonna run for your life,

you gotta wear the right shoes.

Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign―this time in Kenya, Africa! Kenya is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from Olympic athletes. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from so-called enemies back in the United States … but for how long?

Adjusting to a new culture is difficult. Every chore is tiring, school is miles away, and there’s always the threat of a lurking lion that can ruin everything. But after spending time with the children and Christian women in her friend Sunday’s remote village, Riley finds herself growing stronger and praying for God to use her to spread the good news. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when she meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.

Paperback, 256 pages
Published on August 26, 2014 by Zonderkidz
ISBN-10: 0310742838
ISBN-13: 9780310742838
9 Book Reviews
  • pandapal
    pandapalover 1 year55 stars
    Fantastic book! Full of action and surprises so much that it kept me into the book almost all night!
    • usaswimmer
      usaswimmerabout 7 years44 stars
      it seems very interesting I like to read just about any book there is so this seems interesting I want to get it and read it!
      • laurajane
        laurajaneabout 7 years22 stars
        Riley is an outdoor shoe model. She has now traveled to Africa to escape the evil Eric who wants to wreck swiftriver, the organization who makes the shoes.
        • casgirl
          casgirlabout 7 years55 stars
          I really loved this one! And I think you should really reed this one. I meen it was really very good. you should reed it.
          • loveeangelina
            loveeangelinaover 7 years
            Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign―this time in Kenya, Africa! Kenya is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from Olympic athletes. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from so-called enemies back in the United States … but for how long?
            • sushi321
              sushi321over 7 years33 stars
              This book was like... bleh. It was soooooo boring that I thought it was never going to end. Riley Mae is (obviously) the main character who does nothing other than trying to be cool but epicly failing! Maybe it wasn't that bad but still!
              • lovelife11
                lovelife11over 7 years55 stars
                I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of adventure and you didn't know what was going to happen next if a bad guy would pop out or a rhino would.
                • squirmyloo
                  squirmylooover 7 years44 stars
                  This is a great book for young girls to read. I really liked it. It sent out a very good message and was very interesting.
                  • yaya35223
                    yaya35223over 7 years55 stars
                    I loved this book! It was full of action and adventure! It was really cool how the book also had a lot of facts about Africa in it!