Talia Talk

Talia Talk

By Christine Hurley Deriso

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385736206, 184pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008

SO YOU THINK your mom is embarrassing? You won t after you meet mine. She's the co-host of a morning television show and her host chat has covered everything I ve done from puking on my piano teacher's shoes to gluing antlers on my head. But I ve got the microphone now and I m doing weekly commentaries on my school's broadcast/podcast. Don t get me wrong mom's awesome, and I d never really want to freak her out. But if viewers get to hear about my private life, why can t I dish about Mom's new boyfriend, or how dorky she is as a school volunteer? Did I mention my friendships with my loud, bossy BFF and former BFFs are in total flux? And what is this thing called middle school? Definitely stay tuned.

About the Author
Christine Hurley Deriso (North Augusta, SC) is an award-winning author of three middle grade novels. She has also contributed to Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and other national magazines. Visit her online at www.christinehurleyderiso.com.