I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

This entire book is a cliche: nerdy boy declares love for popular girl (a cheerleader, of course) and the whole plan goes topsy-turvy when the cheerleader, a certain Beth Cooper acknowledges. Hilarity ensues. I know what you're thinking: yawn. Fortunately for me (a person who, for the first time in at least a few years, shelled out $10 for a paperback copy), this book was, in fact hilarious. It read like the best teen movie I'd never seen. The charactors were interesting, perfectly constructed archetypes, and there were just enopugh zig-zags in the plot to keep me entertained. The writing was thoughtful, and the descriptions always added something to the scene, while not taking away from the plot (liking due to Doyle's history in writing for television- yes I even read the "about the author") I highly recommend this book: it was worth every penny (even if it weren't bought used) and then some.