The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
by Mick Cochrane
Summary: After her father passes away, Molly and her mother have a very difficult time dealing with their grief and with each other. Molly and her father shared a love for baseball and he taught her to throw a wicked knuckleball (a "butterfly"). She decides that this year instead of playing softball with the girls, she is going to try out for the boy's baseball team.
Thoughts: I really enjoyed this endearing story. Molly and the other characters were real and honest. You do not have to be a sports fan to relate to this story of grief, strength, friendship, and learning to be yourself.