The Finisher: Extra Content E-book Edition (Vega Jane Series #1)

The Finisher: Extra Content E-book Edition (Vega Jane Series #1)

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by David Baldacci
     
 

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The #1 New York Times bestseller by David Baldacci now includes a never-before-seen chapter, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Finisher, and a special world guide -- for e-readers only! Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she

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The #1 New York Times bestseller by David Baldacci now includes a never-before-seen chapter, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Finisher, and a special world guide -- for e-readers only! Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she always believed it -- until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he left behind a trail of clues that point to a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wormwood. To follow the clues will attract the attention of influential people willing to kill to keep their secrets. If Vega wants to stay safe, she just needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. There's only one problem -- Vega Jane never walks away from a fight. Master storyteller David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, hit hard, and defy all odds to uncover the truth. Praise for The Finisher "What happens when an international best-selling crime novelist tries his hand at a youth fantasy? Well, in this case, success." -- BOOKLIST, starred review "Best known for his adult crime novels, Baldacci makes a detour into middle-grade with this wildly fanciful and darkly intriguing tale of a girl forced to fight for her life as she investigates the secrets of her tiny community.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "This vividly described tale takes readers to an original fantasy world full of strange creatures, intriguing relationships, and long-lost secrets. Baldacci knows how to deliver thrills." -- Brandon Mull, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Fablehaven series "THE FINISHER is an enchanting romp through a fantastical world worthy of Rowling or Brooks. Baldacci proves that his pen can engage youth as well as adults." – Richard Paul Evans, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Michael Vey series About the Author David Baldacci is the author of twenty-seven books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. His astonishing career started with ABSOLUTE POWER, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. David's books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than forty-five languages. Together with his wife, Michelle, David established the Wish You Well Foundation to promote family literacy. David and his family live in Virginia.

Editorial Reviews

Fourteen-year-old Vega Jane had a very clear sense that no one would ever leave her village. Wormwood, after all, is surrounded by a dark forest teeming with monsters. But then one day, the unthinkable happens: Quentin Herms, her teacher, disappears into the woods after Vega witnesses a disturbing sight, and leaves behind a message that alerts her to the secrets he tried to leave behind. Bound to be a runaway bestseller; editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545652360
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Vega Jane Series , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
982
File size:
48 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

David Baldacci is the author of twenty-seven books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. His astonishing career started with ABSOLUTE POWER, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. David's books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than forty-five languages. Together with his wife, Michelle, David established the Wish You Well Foundation to promote family literacy. David and his family live in Virginia.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northern Virginia
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1960
Place of Birth:
Richmond, VIrginia
Education:
B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986
Website:
http://www.david-baldacci.com/

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The Finisher 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 13 and I loved this book it took me longer to read this book because because its written in old english but its a great read I love Vega jane and Delph I hope they get together they kiss a couple of times in the book there is no sex so it good for younger kids . Veg a jane brother John turns into a jerk . This is a good book .
rainbowlightstar More than 1 year ago
I like this book very much but at first it was a little boring but if you hang in there you can see the upcoming surprises and everything starts to click together. For me this book had an normal pace my during the middle it escalates it a new world. You guys should read this book. It may be boring at first but when you finish reading the book you just can't wait what would happen next and that is what a good book it. No never mind what a great book is. This thrilling adventure with Vega Jane and Delph growing throughout the story is astonishing in my eyes, when you think something might happen but it changes your whole idea when you know what happened.,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ranks up with the greats. I have read soooo many YA books, and this one is one of my absolute favorites! It has a very detailed world, interesting characters, and a complex plotline. If you like simple short stories, don't read this. It has an extremely twisty and complex plot that can be hard to follow I guess if you are not a strong reader. I don't understand how anyone could not like this story though! It is fantastic and an all around great read! Can't wait for more Vega!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My girlfriend and I keep passing this book around our high schools. Freaking great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I can see this place in my mind and I hope that its just the beginning of a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could give it less than one star I would...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell there is a sequell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It start off a little slow but the mystery picks up just few chapters in and i love vega shes one strong girl
EWM More than 1 year ago
Not a usual Baldacci,don't let the beginning full you. It is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. The only bad part about it was the the author made up so many words that were unfamiliar and that made it less enjoyable. I love Vega Jane and Delph! It took a while for me to get into it, but I loved the ending.I hope that the author continues this series, but that they use less words like "sliver" and "quag" so that it is more understandable. Good for ages 10-14 I would say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When at first, i was super bored with the slowness. I mean i have read a great deal of boring books, but many had never gotten quite as great as this book was. The whole language was even different, as were the creatures. And thats why it has such a boring beginning is because some of the stuff in the beginning came back tslap you in the face in the end. If there does happen tl be a sequal, ill be first in line to grab it and start ack into the fantastiworld of vega jane
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just got this book from my classroom, havent started. Looks like my type of book. Adventure, suspenxe, and mystery. Cant wait to get started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a read! I loved it and can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the imagination it took to create a world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Billcamera, You are aware that this book was written for children between the ages of 10 and 14, right?
Anonymous 6 months ago
The author brought so much insight to the book but I would only recommend it for people with overactive imaginations.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Hi, so i know i havent written in a while, but im back now. So now I want to introduce myself. Im a girl and I guess I just w
Anonymous 11 months ago
saintGS 11 months ago
Save your money. I didn't think anyone could write a book so childish and dumb Living in a tree, chased by beasts that breath fire, really!!! What happened to the English language that I use? Who publishes such tripe. I was ripped-off $10 for this junk, can I get my money back?
Mauz_Mom More than 1 year ago
I realize I'm not the age demographic normally associated with this type of book but I've enjoyed many, many such books before. I was very disappointed in this book and I believe it was poorly written. Mr. Baldacci tried to use a new language with the hope of drawing the reader in but it comes off as being simplistic and contrived. I couldn't finish the book and I try to read everything I buy even if I'm not particularly impressed with the content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book can't what for the next one
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its amazing and I love everything can't wait for the keeper to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago