I have been trying to catch up my reading in the NJO but starting 2 years behind its been tough. After reading "Balance Point", I decided to move ahead to "Star by Star". After reading 10 chapters of SBS I have a hard time seeing anything that I missed by not reading "Recovery" and "Edge of Victory 1&2". The paperback version of SBS has a prologue from Recovery which filled in some, but the war is really at the same stage it was 3 books back. My questions are did I miss anything significant in those 3 books and if I want to make another skip after SBS which would be a good place to go to.