I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

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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: "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, who's in town on furlough from the United States Army. Complications ensue.

 

About Larry Doyle

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Larry Doyle goes by thelarrydoyle on Facebook, Twitter, and in real life. Too much information about him is available at larrydoyle.com.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Then red with shame and bravado, he invites her to a party at his house, where his mom, indulging him, this time opts not for such organic treats as “croque-tofu, like grilled cheese only terrible” but a groaning board of “Triple Minty M&M’s” and “Quatro Formaggy Cheetos.” Miracle of miracles, Be...

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In Larry Doyle’s novel, an awkward boy falls for a cheerleader. Hilarity ensues.

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"Denis could imagine any number of scenarios under which his conquest of Beth Cooper would be successful: if Beth went to an all-girls school in the Swiss Alps, surrounded by mountains, hundreds of miles from any other guys except Denis, son of the maths teacher, and Beth was failing algebra, for...

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He walks to the podium and begins to nervously recite what he had prepared, but then, in a flash of inspiration he lets loose with the words that will forever change his life;

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Stunt driving, appliances through walls, hand job in exchange for beer, skinny dipping, breaking into the high school gym, party crashing, a Hummer through the wall of a house, towel snapping, tearful confessions, a threesome, cow tipping, and many beatings are just some of the wild experiences D...

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Based on the novel by former Simpsons writer Larry Doyle (who also scripted), I Love You, Beth Cooper opens with a high-school super-nerd boldly declaring his long-unspoken love for the head cheerleader during his valedictory speech.

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Each chapter of Larry Doyle's comic high-school novel I Love You, Beth Cooper opens with a quote from a different teen movie, from Rebel Without A Cause to Ghost World;

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Entertainment Weekly

The cute, virginal nerd who triumphs in the pleasantly low-key teen comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper fulfills an ambition at once more chaste and more daring than the sexual goals set by the cute, virginal nerds who ruled in Superbad: Right up there on the stage at Buffalo Grove High School's gradu...

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Entertainment Weekly

I Love You, Beth Cooper, Larry Doyle's hilarious debut novel, feels destined for the big screen.

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The Telegraph

It’s his Home Alone collaborator Chris Columbus, whose attempt to make a Hughes-style teen romance for the Noughties is so craven and contrived it’s a wonder Molly Ringwald doesn’t pop up as someone’s mum.

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USA Today

We've all had our own Beth (or Bob) Coopers, those fabled, unattainable hotties we longed for but could never date.As Denis learns when hitting the graduation bash, "life after high school was identical to high school, evidently: the people were the same, if slightly better dressed, arranged in t...

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Huffington Post

It's an unlikely odyssey in which Beth and Denis are meant to bond, while Rich cavorts with her two friends, who are supposed to be funny -- ditzy, slutty, stuck-up -- but are just plain flavorless.

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