book review, memoir, nonfiction

Book Review: Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Synder



Riley Unlikely is the inspiring true story of Riley Banks, who first travelled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing.

This is such an encouraging read, full of enthusiasm. It’s  for anyone out there who has a dream to make a difference in the world no matter how young or old you are.

So many people write teenagers off as lazy and uninterested in the wider world, but here is one young person who has seen a real need and done something wonderful about it. It’s not all about the successes though as Riley her family and friends come up against many obstacles that can and can’t be overcome but carry on despite them.

This would be a perfect read for church groups, not only youth groups, as people of all ages can learn many things from Riley and her friends.

Thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan Non-Fiction for my digital copy.



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