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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And she always believed it — until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away. But I have never read one quite like this. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? While her world, along with the creatures and customs within, is the thing of vivid imaginations and unparalleled creativity; the passion, desire, strength and remarkably hard choices are all realities that we mere humans must abide.

He blew me away with his consistency with this new language. Vega Jane, 14, lives in the village of Wormwood, and, as everyone knows, Wormwood is all there is. Great Book for graders The strong female role is refreshing to me.

You’re horrible to everyone! God, I hate Vega Jane. I think it flowed nicely and it was a type of book that I really enjoyed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His heroine is 14, almost 15 “sessions” old and has a pretty horrendous life in Wormwood. In short the book is amazing and it’s killing me! Yes, that’s the name of the place and everyone there is a Wug. She works as a Finisher in The Stacks where she adds the last touches to handicrafts pots, figurines etc.


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The ending is exciting and satisfying but still likely to leave kids hoping for a Book 2. The Finisher Vega Jane, Book 1. There is much that still puzzles me about this story, particularly the setting, which doesn’t always make logical sense. The Reading For P I came into this book expecting a pages standalone fantasy book, a novelty in this genre at this day and age, certainly.

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The Finisher (Vega Jane, #1) by David Baldacci

Wormwood is a place of rough manners, coarse values and vulgar patriarchy. It seemed to drag on on some plot points which made me lose interest in this book very quickly.

The main character Vega Jane. Best friend Delph models the loyal sidekick and patiently helps Vega stay on the right path. The Keeper Vega Jane, Book 2. Based on 2 reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. View all 10 comments.


Mar 16, Rick rated it it was amazing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Admittedly, I did a double-take.

The council members are enigmatic and, to the end, it is unsure who is a threat to Vega and who will support her. This sets a series of events that pushes Vega to search for answers to her ever growing list of questions about her family, Wormwood and The Quag Vega stumbles into an unknown history, a place of monsters and magic and a purpose bigger than her being a Finisher. Adult Written by Brij Thd 1, This would be a blatant Hunger Games ripoff if it were at all comprehensible.


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David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, hit hard, and defy all odds to uncover the truth. Is it a good book to read to sixth graders? This was a wonderfully, strange dystopia. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, finisjer, or partners.

This book starts off maybe a little slow, and has some rough points and confusing language.

David Baldacci replaces common English words with other common English words for no discernible reason. Mar 14, Aastha Dhuppad rated it really liked it. A lot or a little? To not do so would be a crime.

I will definitely pick it up. This was a young adult novel and I’ve noticed a few of my students have been reading it.