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Summary

An original novel based on the explosive new TV series Star Trek: Discovery!

Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tilly’s past.

It’s not easy being 16, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things - even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime - an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars.... 

©2019 Una McCormack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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For Teenage girls

Bored me to tears. I love the Tilly character but endless drivel about teenage angst was too much for me to stomach.

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Good for Tills

I really enjoyed this book as it reminded me of my childhood, Not good enough ever. Tills obviously has ADD and so have I and my son has ADHD but we get through as will Tilly.
We are So good at what we do and look at life from another angle , we see things others don’t and annoy hell.out of them as are mostly right.
Unfortunately We just don’t conform although we would love to, not fun being the ODD one out. So go for it Tills and I hope to read much more in the future.

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Tilly’s origin story just great

I really enjoyed this story, it was great to find out about Tilly’s life before she joined the USS Discovery.
There were great characters and great story and even adventures before Tilly joined the Discovery. Tilly’s mother “what a character”, I often felt so angry with her on Tilly’s behalf. Tilly’s friends and teachers at her school were all very well rounded characters. Tilly’s grandmother and step grandfather were lovely caring people. The story on Tilly’s father’s ship was very good and the captain was a great character. Finally this story had a well defined story and I felt that the the end came at the right time. In a few of the last Star Trek books I have listened to they had a long story but then a sudden and abrupt end. I would highly recommend this book, it was the best Discovery book so far

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Great

First Star Trek book I've read in years, provided great backstory for Tilly in Discovery.

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A reasonably good introduction

A reasonably good introduction to Tilly's backstory that really hasn't been explored well in the series. The story itself is good, but the narrator's valiant attempts at English, Scottish and Irish accents are pretty terrible, but I say this as a UK native. Her French, however, was much better.

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amazing

I loved every minute I can't wait to try the rest I've also started to watch the series again because of this :-D

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Having now read our listened to all 5 Discovery novels this is definitely my favourite. Fantastic story and wonderfully performed. would definitely recommend.

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Crappy teen drama

Very poor. the other disco books haven't been to bad but this was utter rubbish. Basically a crappy teen drama set in a school for most of the book.

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Tilly rules

loved the origin story of my favourite Discovery character. But wow the irish/scottish/Aussie accents all sound Russian.

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very good. lovely tilly backstory

very well done. not to long lots of good bits very interesting bits about tilly