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 should 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 not in her league that he is barely even of the same species. And then there's Kevin, Beth's remarkably large boyfriend, who's in town on leave from the US Army.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/07/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843549949
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Review by dearkarla
What a cracking read! Not normally what I'd pick up, in particular since I'd seen the movie trailer - however I had it on my to-read list before I knew of the movie so took the plunge regardless. I Love You, Beth Cooper is wonderfully fluffy read but not the kind that knocks out a few brain cells with its simplicity.I was heartened by the earnest yet awkward interior monologue of Denis Cooverman, our smart/naive and smitten/realist protagonist. I also enjoyed getting to know Beth Cooper, a self-assured and manic individual who would be quite frightening to know as an agent with little regard for consequence or self-preservation as she exploits "the moment" for all it's worth.I loved the pace and syntax in what could be best described as a rollercoaster ride - each time the story calmed enough for you to think that the debris was to be cleared and story wrapped up, it took off again at a hair-raising pace and with renewed energy. I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting and was smiling all the way although it is likely, very likely, that with a different and less happy-go-lucky mindset, I would not have been quite so charmed.