I Love You, Beth Cooper

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Book - 2007
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Denis Cooverman didn't want to give a typical graduation speech, cherishing memories and embracing challenges and crap. So, instead, he stood up in front of his 512 class-mates and their 3,000 relatives and said some-thing really important:

"I love you, Beth Cooper."

It would 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 then there's Kevin, Beth's remarkably large boyfriend, in town on furlough from the United States Army.

Complications ensue.

Denis comes of age overnight in this exhilar-ating, endearing novel that reminds us why we can't wait to escape high school but can never leave it behind.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061236174
0061236179
Branch Call Number: DOYLE L
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill ; 22 cm.

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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.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/love_beth_cooper_larry_doyle

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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