Sunday, October 07, 2007

Book Pick

If you're a fan of those John Hughes movies from the 80's ("Sixteen Candles", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Weird Science") you'll likely enjoy Larry Doyle's first novel "I Love You, Beth Cooper".

Former TV writer and magazine editor Doyle frenetically chronicles in his debut a long night of goofy teenage antics. After concluding he has nothing to lose, geekazoid valedictorian Denis Cooverman declares, during his graduation speech, his love for Beth Cooper, the way hot head cheerleader. He is amazed to discover Beth is not completely repulsed by his feelings for her, although her army boyfriend, Kevin, is enraged. Along with his 'maybe gay' best friend Rich Denis spends his graduation night in pursuit and on the run with one outrageous mishap after the other.

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