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The Edge

The Edge

For Ages: 12 and up
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A new Starfleet Academy series for teens--filled with romance and adventure! In The Competitive Edge, Kirk finds out how much of a toll the intense training classes and grueling schedule of academy life is taking on all the cadets, including himself. But some recruits seem better equipped to handle the challenges. Is there something that is giving them an edge? Kirk is determined to find out, especially since one of the cadets with a little something extra is his new girlfriend.
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442412408 | 
  • December 2010 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Starfleet Academy, Week One

Plebeians.

It was what they called the commoners in ancient Rome. The lower class.

In the year 2255 the word had generally slipped out of usage on Earth. The lower class no longer existed. Not in terms of monetary wealth. Everyone was equal.

Mostly.

Plebeians still existed on the campus of Starfleet Academy in San Francisco. Plebes were considered the lowest of the low. They were the first-year cadets who had yet to prove themselves. These incoming students could shine like a supernova or fade like a white dwarf.

There was nothing common about Cadet James T. Kirk as he stood in... see more

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