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Vega Jane, like her neighbors, has never left the village of Wormwood. But then Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn’t just. Parents need to know that prolific, best-selling phenomenon David Baldacci’s first young adult book, The Finisher, is a big bite at around pages, but it’s a bite. The Finisher is the first young adult book from number one bestselling author David Baldacci. A thrilling fantasy adventure story that follows one girl’s quest.

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I do want to know the secrets of Wormwood and hhe Quag, but not badly enough to inflict another Baldacci fantasy novel upon myself. Vega of course is a cut above the subservient, fairer sex.

She lives in a village called Wormwood in a boarding house hhe The Looms with her brother John, as she isn’t old enough to live by herself. I really enjoyed it and am hoping baldaxci pick up books two and three from my library for this weekend.

Buy the selected items together This item: She is forced to confront truths about her family, her friends, and herself before the book is over and call upon an inner strength she never knew she had.

Abldacci was enough of a difference in the magic and fantasy creatures for us to realise that we weren’t on Earth, to go further was just overwriting. I was surprised by the content of Baldacci’s new tome as I always preorder finisheer books whenever I see them. Readers will root for Vega Jane and yearn for her to succeed, Jane is the epitome of what a main character should be.


This novel is victimization from start to finish.

baldaxci Kid, 10 years old December 3, Write a customer review. As no Wug has ever gone to The Quag before for fear of the dangerous creatures that roam there.

This was a wonderfully, strange dystopia. But at least we would have tried. Learn how we rate. As for the one star reviews I’ve seen, I think most people are disappointed it isn’t like his other books.

The Finisher by David Baldacci

Except for the dude whose stuttering you magically cured, which, don’t get me started. It’s davud addictive the way he keeps you in suspense.

So chances are that this will be the first of a series.

His heroine is 14, almost 15 “sessions” old and has a pretty horrendous life in Wor I admit I was drawn to this book because I was intrigued that suspense author Baldacci had written a book that is more middle grade than young adult and fantasy!

If an untried author had approached a publisher bbaldacci this MS, he would have been tossed out on his ear.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. View all 3 comments. Adults drink at the pub, and Vega’s boss at the factory is described as frequently drunk on “flame water. I’ve read the first two.

Quentin has left a trail of clues for Vega that leads her to find a map of The Quag. Find out in I recently bought this book at Barnes and Noble and it was a pretty good read for my first ever David Baldacci novel.

Which is practically the story of my whole damn life. It uses different words for things that already have words; “wug” instead of person, “session” instead of year, “sliver” instead of minute, “morta” instead of gun, and so on.

How a worker finishes products in a factory is briefly explained.


Fantasy Books for Kids. These covers look suspiciously similar Initially I found her a little cold and humourless but found it was pretty much part of her charm.

The Finisher

Join the site and send us your review! She ends up doing some amazing things and breaking against the mold. I have a hard time believing that there is no on at Scholastic that had enough sense to say, finishe, David, this is kind of stupid. This is the female protagonist I want my daughters to read and emulate.

The Finisher by David Baldacci – review | Children’s books | The Guardian

The protagonist’s Vega Jane sophistication changes a little too much as she grows wiser and her speech patterns become too sophisticated for her education. Some of these unique words include noc moonsliver minutesessions yearsyoungs childrenmorta gunand Hel hell. Great Girl Role Models. I noticed an ad for the next book somewhere else on the internet and thought, “Hmm Baldacci’s world is finely crafted and his characters are wonderfully developed, but there were too many lulls in the plot where nothing happened for large stretches of time.

The first half of this page book was horrendously slow, with too much unnecessary detail, but once things got started, it became a hell of a ride. Add your rating See all 4 parent reviews. The fantasy village parallels British villages in a lot of ways, and the strong language is all in British slang, including “bloody,” “arse,” “git,” and “prat.