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#173: Starfall (TNG YA #8)

This week, when Jean-Luc fails his Academy entrance exam, his father squashes dreams of further attempts like grapes underfoot. But the young Picard is convinced he’s seen the last of the summer wine. Will Jean-Luc buckle under the twin weights of tradition and parental expectation? Is everything better under the sea? And what exactly is Louis getting up to with those twins? All this and more in Starfall, the book where you find out who your true friends are.

#169: Field Trip (DS9 YA #6)

This week, when Keiko promises Sisko her class’s field trip to the Gamma Quadrant will be totally safe, it’s almost as if she’s never seen Star Trek. But when a Cardassian attack forces an emergency landing, Jake’s Bigfoot sighting might be the thing that saves them all. How much say does the senior staff have in Keiko’s curriculum? How badly are the YA books and the show going to de-sync? And is Nog the big mood of 2021? All this and more in Field Trip, the book that remembers a more innocent time.

#164: Arcade (DS9 YA #5)

This week, Jake Sisko becomes the first kid in history to get grounded for acing a test. But when the hottest new video game on the promenade starts putting all comers into comas, he may be the only pinball wizard who’s up to the challenge. Why is a Ferengi giving out free plays? Where is the Ultimate Crown of Wisdom? And can video games truly be part of a well-balanced life? All this and more in Arcade, the book where all those games really will rot your brain!

#157: Secret of the Lizard People (TNG-YA #7)

This week, Data can’t wait to enjoy a rare celestial event with his new man-crush. But when a detour for a distress signal proves deadly, the adults are all too willing to use the cadets as meat shields. Do the lizard people actually have a secret? Is Data a good judge of character? Is it time to start seriously taking the artwork in these books to task? All this and more in Secret of the Lizard People, the book that might be socking it to the Mets.

#151: Mystery of the Missing Crew (TNG-YA #6)

This week, as Data makes his way to Starfleet Academy, he finds that some birds of a feather really like to flock together. But when the adults vanish and the robo death squad moves in, they’ll have to learn to do group work among more than just themselves. Will Data rise above peer pressure? Can his new friends even join the Federation? And how long can the streak of fun about-the-author paragraphs last? All this and more in Mystery of the Missing Crew, the book that solves the mystery of the missing crew.

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