Koja, Kathe. Talk.

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

KOJA, Kathe. Talk. Macmillan, Square Fish. 139p. c2005. 978-0-312-37605-5. $6.99. S

Accepting a dare from his best friend Carma, Kit tries out for the school play. To his surprise, he lands the lead role in Talk. Though it's his first play, Kit considers himself a seasoned actor, having spent his whole life acting straight. When he auditions for the play, Kit hopes it will help him lose himself for a while and allow him to be someone else. Kit's skill as an actor gains him the attentions of Lindsay, the school's drama queen and female lead in the play. She sets her sights on Kit, who is oblivious to her intentions. Lindsay's ex-boyfriend seeks revenge on Kit, and outs Kit in a hateful and cruel way. Though Kit went into the play hoping to be able to lose himself in his role, he finds that now he can finally, truly be who he is.

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