Avery Appreciates True Friendship
Book 4 in the Lady Tigers Series
Playing softball for the Lady Tigers had always been the key to Avery, Charlotte, and Bianca’s friendship. It was the common interest they shared.
But when Charlotte grows closer to a new girl in the neighborhood, Avery worries that her friend’s new interest in clothes and shopping will tear the trio apart. Suddenly, Avery finds herself surrounded by worry, stress, and jealousy that affects the whole team. Can the girls come together for the upcoming tournament, or will insecurities get the better of the Lady Tigers?
And can Avery learn to accept her friend’s new interest…and herself?
"The latest book in the Lady Tigers series introduces Paige Ashley Brotherton as the author of Avery Appreciates True Friendship. It flows well with the rest of the series, and like all the Lady Tigers books, I found it to be a fast, enjoyable read. 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. I would recommend this book for girls, especially those who love sports/softball, ages 8-12." -LitPick
"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