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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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For one thing it’s just so young.

The Finisher by David Baldacci – review

I’m really looking forward to the next book in The Finisher series and I really hope that some of the issues I had with this book will be circumvented by Baldacci. Nov 29, Carol rated it it was ok. And she always believed it badacci until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away. David Baldacci is a superb writer, but the vernacular in The Finisher is extremely unimpressive and unimaginative.

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

I like to read what they are reading so we can have conversations about books. Vega is fierce and brave and loving and caring and Delph is really everything you want in a good friend.

This book is a right away favorite for me. Baldacci proves that his pen can engage youth as well as adults. This is incomprehensible gibberish. Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? I’m serious, nobody read this book before they published it. But something about how the story unfolded made Vega appear a little aimless, a heroine with no bigger plan.


I was thinking how my middle schoolers would relate to them. Vega, her pet dog, and her friend Delph are shot at, and the dog’s and Delph’s injuries are briefly described.

Why aren’t they in English? Jan 18, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I have never read one quite like this. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The main character is by and large exploited and mostly in the light of feebleness. She’s determined to learn the ffinisher and to break free of the limitations imposed by society.

Strange things then begin to happen.

The story is interesting, has several twists and turns and sets the stage for the next book. However, it quickly becomes captivating and the dystopian lies baldacco to you, as the reader, wanting more information just as the character does. I loved the gory imagination behind the monsters!

Can Vega Jane find out the truth about her town, what happens to her family, and more before she gets killed?


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He creates his own language too, balldacci I admit I fell in love with. Based on what we usually read this is a little bit unconventional, extremely frustrating, rambling and draggy in certain stretches. I noticed an ad for the next book somewhere else on the internet and thought, “Hmm I think it was cleverly different and creative.


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

While a few specific details stretched beyond believable in an otherwise logical character, the book was a good read and held my interest. Nor is there any clear reason for the world to have humans and dogs but jabbits instead of whatever the heck jabbits are replacing.

Still wasn’t sold after the first chapter, but I kept on. Quotes from The Finisher. I loved this book and found it difficult to put down.

As much as I enjoyed The Finisher, a decent portion of this novel could have been edited better or better yet, Baldacci could have given readers at least some answers. It had adventure and was imaginative. Scholastic Press Publication date: 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!

I kept reading and I was really looking forward to the moments I could read this book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.