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Vega Jane Book 1: The Finisher

By David Baldacci   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545652261 Paperback
512 Pages | 5.27" x 8.01" | Ages 10 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545652360 Ebook
512 Pages | Ages 10 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545652209 Hardcover
512 Pages | 5.85" x 8.57" | Ages 10 to 14

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci as you've never seen him before.

Why would Quentin Herms flee into the Quag? There was nothing in the Quag except certain death.

Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual - nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown.

Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave - he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.

The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth - but the closer she gets, the more she risks her life.

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Praise for The Finisher:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"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, New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series

* "[Baldacci] offers readers a smart, tough heroine worth rooting for; provides enough hints of a mysterious backstory to keep them wondering; and builds each chapter to a cliffhanger that pushes them to turn the page. There is also head spinning action." -Booklist, starred review

"Consistently using smarts, cunning, and improvisation, Vega proves herself a strong, admirable heroine as she's thrown through time, uncovers lies and mysteries, and takes possession of magical artifacts." -Publishers Weekly

"The imaginative and multilayered world is the novel's strength, with the bleak, ancient village serving as a stark contrast to the fantastical adventures and challenges the teen faces in her quest for the truth." -School Library Journal