book thoughts: I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

Do you enjoy movies like Superbad and Knocked Up, that have a bit of a whacked out sense of humor that is somehow so wrong yet rings so true? 

Then you will enjoy reading I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle.

Denis has had a crush on Beth Cooper since the start of high school when he was seated behind her in class.  Beth doesn’t know he exists.  But when Denis gets up to give his graduation speech, he decides to proclaim his love for the star cheerleader.  And it just gets crazier from there. 

Want pictures?  That’s Denis on the cover *points to the left* and at the start of each chapter, we get a picture of his current physical state (which goes through many phases over the single night that the book takes place). 

This book is hilarious.  Larry Doyle used to write for the Simpsons and the randomness of that show is apparent in the way the characters in this book think and interact.  But, like Judd Apatow’s films, there is a lot of heart and soul in this book that makes it hard not to love.  If you’re easily offended, then you might want to stay away, but if you’ve come to terms with the weirdness that is being a teenager, you will giggle your way through this quick read.

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