Oliver Optic is the pseudonym of the American teacher, noted academic and author of juvenile literature William Taylor Adams. First published in 1867, the "Starry Flag" series is a set of six volumes: each volume is a new fascinating story. "Breaking Away; or, The Fortunes of a Student" (also known as "The Way to Succeed"), the second volume of the "Starry Flag" series, tells a story of a young boy whose everyday life has its common problems: school, family and escapades. A classic example of Adams' sometimes rather careless, but very natural style, the story captures the readers' attention at once. Do you want to be carried away by the fascinating adventures of the young boy and his friends on their way to adulthood? Then download the book and enjoy the reading!