Kit Webster is hiding a secret. Carma, his best friend, has already figured it out, and pushes him to audition for the high school play, Talk. When he's cast as the male lead, he expects to escape his own life for a while and become a different person. What he gets instead is the role of a lifetime: Kit Webster. In the play, Kit's thrown together with Lindsay Walsh, the female lead and the school's teen queen. Lindsay, tired of the shallow and selfish boys from her usual circle of friends, sees something real in Kit - and wants it. But Kit's attention is focused on Pablo, another boy in school. The play is controversial; the parents put pressure on the school to shut it down. And when Kit and Lindsay rally to save Talk, they find themselves deep into a battle for the truth: onstage, and inside themselves.
Author: Kathe Koja
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.40d
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 86086 / Talk
Lambda Book Report 12/01/2008 pg. 39
About the Author
Kathe Koja is the author of several notable books for young adults, including The Blue Mirror and Buddha Boy, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Her book Headlong was published in Fall 2008 by FSG. She lives in Berkley, Michigan.