Have you ever had to choose between what your parents want you to do and what you want to do? Trish, the main character in Trish’s Team, the first book in the Lady Tiger’s Series by Dawn Brotherton, often finds herself at odds with her parents. The problem is that all her parents want her to do is play violin in the school orchestra, while Trish is most passionate about playing softball.
One day, after one of her softball games, Trish gets invited by Coach Kory to play on his elite travel softball team, the Lady Tigers. It all seems perfect to Trish until she finds out that the practices for the Lady Tigers conflict with orchestra rehearsal. Will she be able to balance sports and music? Will she make the choice that’s right for her?
Trish’s Team by Dawn Brotherton teaches many important lessons for kids, like the value of honesty, trust, and friendship. It also emphasizes how young athletes need to make good decisions to keep their lives balanced. Trish learns that her decisions affect not just herself, but also her entire team and her family.
Trish’s Team is a fast-paced book that will appeal to readers ages 7-11, especially girls who love sports. Readers who aren’t familiar with softball will still enjoy this book, because there is a helpful glossary of softball terminology in the back.