What do you expect from the guy who wrote four seasons of The Simpsons? Sidesplitting humour. And here it is... Denis doesn't want to give a typical graduation speech of memories and challenges and crap. He stands in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives and says something really important: “I love you, Beth Cooper.” Would have been so sweet, so romantic but Beth, the sexy and hot cheerleader, hasn't the foggiest idea who Denis is. And nerdy Denis is so far out of her league, he's barely the same species. Then there's Kevin, Beth's large boyfriend and an army man. Complications ensue and Denis comes of age overnight in this exhilarating, endearing novel that reminds us why we can't wait to escape high school but can never leave it behind.