Avery Appreciates True Friendship: Book 4 in the Lady Tigers Series
Is there more to friendship than shared experiences? What if that no longer exists?
Avery Todd is proud to be on the Lady Tiger’s Fastpitch softball team with her two best friends, Charlotte and Bianca. But when Charlotte starts hanging with a new girl, Shelby, Avery worries that their days of enjoying frozen yogurt while caked in dirt from the softball field are over. Avery’s jealousy quickly turns to insecurity as Shelby and Charlotte spend more time together. Does Charlotte like Shelby better because she’s interested in more “girl stuff?” Is changing the way she looks the way for Avery to get her friend back?
Avery Appreciates True Friendship by Paige Brotherton is the fourth book in Lady Tigers Series combining young girls’ love of sports and reading into a tale of self-love and acceptance. If you like team-oriented, sports-action-packed, joke-filled, and heart-warming stories of friendship, you’ll love the fourth installment in this coming-of-age series dedicated to encouraging girls to be the best athletes—and women—they can be.
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“The teammates’ willingness to work through their differences is an important lesson. The author employs a well-developed style that has the authentic sound of her characters. The characters themselves are surprisingly individualized in this short story. Young Adults may be interested in reading about female athletes of their age for whom “boys” is not the all-consuming topic of conversation. Short series books are rarely as well written as this one, and it is refreshing to see the young women involved in sports while maintaining healthy friendships.” – Benjamin Franklin Judge
LitPick Top Choice Book Review Award
One thing that I appreciate about all the books in the Lady Tigers series is the way they incorporate positive themes and values. Avery Appreciates True Friendship emphasizes some important lessons about friendship: be yourself and don’t try to change to be popular with others, friendship shouldn’t be possessive – friends are meant to be shared, and try to work out your problems – don’t just give up on your friendships.
– Hawkreader10 from LitPick
The characters were charmingly displayed as young teenagers. Avery is obviously a sports girl who couldn’t care less about the way she looks and the latest fashion trends. She and her two friends seem extremely similar in this way until Charlotte introduces Shelby. Suddenly, the girls aren’t so similar anymore. Charlotte and Shelby are more fashionistas while Avery and Bianca adamantly maintain their position that fashion and softball don’t mix. While this makes room for the typical teenage girl drama, it effortlessly portrays the story as one that would happen in real life.
– Moseso from LitPick
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“Paige Ashley Brotherton’s debut novel is simultaneously fun and serious. An in-depth look at a young softball player’s struggles and victories, this novel will appeal to any young girl who has played any level of softball. The story is about a young girl, Avery, and her circle of friends. Her friends are composed of other girls who play on the same softball team, and everyone seems to have a solid friendship based on their shared love of the game. However, questions soon arise for Avery as she struggles with the meaning of true friendship and issues of self-esteem and jealousy. Brotherton writes in a refreshing voice, and the story rings very true for any girl who has gone through the confusion of adolescence. I am very much looking forward to the next book from this young author.” -Narielle Living, Blue Fortune Publishing
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All 4 Lady Tigers Books have earned 5-star rating from LitPick
Benjamin Franklin Award Judge –
The teammates’ willingness to work through their differences is an important lesson. The author employs a well-developed style that has the authentic sound of her characters. The characters themselves are surprisingly individualized in this short story. Young Adults may be interested in reading about female athletes of their age for whom “boys” is not the all-consuming topic of conversation. Short series books are rarely as well written as this one, and it is refreshing to see the young women involved in sports while maintaining healthy friendships.
– Benjamin Franklin Judge