I Love You, Beth Cooper

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Paperback - 2009
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Denis Cooverman wanted to say something really important in his high school graduation speech. So, in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives, he announced:

It could have been such a sweet, romantic moment. Except that Beth, the head cheerleader, has only the vaguest idea who Denis is. And Denis, the captain of the debate team, is so far out of her league he is barely even the same species. And Kevin, Beth's remarkably large boyfriend, is in town on furlough from the United States Army.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2009
ISBN: 9780061744853
0061744859

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Larry Doyle's writing style is dense in terms of the sheer number of jokes and pop culture references he inserts into the narrative. It's no wonder that he used to be a writer for the Simpsons. Like that show, he is able to seamlessly blend satire with an emotional storyline. The book also owes m... Read More »


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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Larry Doyle's writing style is dense in terms of the sheer number of jokes and pop culture references he inserts into the narrative. It's no wonder that he used to be a writer for the Simpsons. Like that show, he is able to seamlessly blend satire with an emotional storyline. The book also owes much of its existence to R-rated teen comedies of the 80's and 90's.

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ChristchurchLib Sep 16, 2013

"Denis Cooverman is the biggest nerd in his high school. But, being valedictorian, he has the opportunity during his graduation speech to say whatever he wants to the senior class. Sweating buckets, he ditches his prepared speech and professes his love for head cheerleader Beth Cooper - who, astonishingly, agrees to come to his graduation party. A hilarious and sometimes humiliating night of revelry - and flight from Beth's angry boyfriend - ensues for Denis. Music references and song titles are sprinkled throughout this quirky novel by a former writer for The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-Head." September 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=678205

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kendra88
Aug 13, 2011

maybe i have a bad sense of humour, but i thought this book was really stupid. i tried to give it a chance, but half way through i couldn't take it anymore and had to stop reading. if i could give it zero stars, i would.

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greggwinsor
Dec 01, 2010

Ignore the horrible movie of the same title; the book came out first, and it was much, much better. The entire novel takes place in one night of high school graduation, where a school outcast proclaims his love for the prettiest girl of the school. Hilarity quickly ensues. If you were a fan of the John Hughes films, this book is for you. Hysterically funny.

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KristieM
Nov 18, 2009

Fantastic book, very funny. Definitely worth buying even, it's a good read I'd recommend it to anyone.

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