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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The novel’s set in a fantasy world with frequent peril from scary monsters, and blood is mentioned a lot without being described in detail. An enjoyable, often exciting read with a heroine Rinisher genuinely liked.

Give him some credit. I think knowing as little as I did worked in my favor because I didn’t come in with high expectations. At no point does this detract from the story.

Vega Jane, 14, lives in the village of Wormwood, and, as everyone knows, Wormwood is all there is. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. The constant repetition of words like Wugs and Hel is extremely irritating and at a certain point, I was getting fed up with the vernacular. There are mysteries that arise having to do with the area outside of Wormwood and Vega Jane soon finds herself the focus of the authorities because of her friendship with a character who Is wanted by the Council.

For kids who love fantasy and magic. It takes the entire book, all pages, to get to that point, though – had Dvaid known that, I would have read it differently, relaxed more into it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Column 4 Our impact report: The Whole Truth A Shaw series.


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And the more she starts to question the ruling Council’s policies and wisdom, the more determined she becomes to find out the truth for herself by escaping Wormwood and trying to cross the Quag herself fiisher that is, if she can survive Duelum, where she’ll have to fight to the finish against Wormwood’s biggest, strongest warriors, who are capable of killing with one blow.

It is encircled by a wood; beyond that is the Quag, a vast, dangerous terrain populated by terrifying monsters – some of which find their way into the village from time to time. This book is abysmal.

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It’s easy to see why so many readers have fallen in love with David Baldacci’s novels because his ability to string readers along and have them turn page after page is impressive. Baldacci is one of my favorite authors, but this genre doesn’t seem to fit baldacvi my reading style. I do want to know the secrets of Wormwood and the Quag, but not badly enough to inflict another Baldacci fantasy novel upon myself. Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.

David Baldacci replaces common English words with other common English words for no discernible reason. Lost, like we were. The cunning, enthralling tale hints at this, without boldly announcing it; which is one of the thousands of reasons that I simply adore this tome.

The style was good enough but I felt it would jar with my personal preferences and therefore stop me from really getting into the story. If this book is representative of the works of David Baldacci, then I hope never to have the misfortune to read another.

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The Finisher Vega Jane, Book 1. It strikes me a bit more as a juvenile read than a YA read.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s definitely addictive the way he keeps you in suspense. To discover the truth about herself and her past, she has to take a perilous journey into the unknown lands known as the Quag which is not easy and safe.

Her adventures must be continued. Scholastic Press Publication date: David Baldacci is a superb writer, but the vernacular in The Finisher is extremely unimpressive and unimaginative. His invented words are nothing more than English words with syllables or letters transposed or with a little bit of word-final elision in the hopes that you won’t notice that “Wugmort” is “mugwort” subjected to a soupcon of metathesis for flair and that “Destin” is “destiny” without the y.

God, I hate Vega Jane. Chock full of dense, needless jargon. 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. I, for one, still hate her.