(written from a Production point of view)
It's a sink-or-swim test for Cadet Deanna Troi!
Breakway is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the twelfth novel in the series – written by Bobbi J.G. Weiss and David Cody Weiss. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in April 1997.
- From the book jacket
- Before she was an officer aboard the USS Enterprise...
- No one ever said Starfleet Academy would be easy, but Cadet Deanna Troi never expected it to be this hard, either. She's been taken prisoner by pirates on the Borocco-Kai, and now she's weaponless and helpless.
- Of course, it's only a test: a holodeck exam that all freshmen must pass. But for Deanna, the stakes are even higher than usual. She's opted to take the test early because it seemed like the only way to save her future at the Academy. Her telepathic abilities, natural aloofness, and an overbearing mother have made it difficult to gain the trust of her peers, and even harder to focus on her studies. Deanna has been sinking -- fast!
- But if this test is her only way back up, Deanna's in deep trouble! Unless she taps into her inborn abilities and saves the Borocco-Kai... and along with it, her career in Starfleet.
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