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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28  ·  rating details  ·  867 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Two parties, six alternating points of view, and three letters that say it all: WTF! Now in a larger trim size, the gripping tale of an action-packed twenty-four hours.

Jimmy’s the driver. Cam’s the connection. Byron’s the know-it-all. Waits, the supplier. Reina’s the conscience and MC’s the crasher, and these six players ar
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ebook, 272 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse (first published October 23rd 2009)
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Erica
When I first read the description for WTF, I thought it sounded like a fun, exciting read. You look at the cover, and see a cover that almost dares you to pick it up and in a way screams WTF. I love it. In WTF, Peter Lerangis never leaves you with down time, just throws more and more events at you. Though it was almost a bit too much thrown at you at times. As I was nearing the half way point of the book, I was just figuring out what had happened in the beginning of the book. Nonetheless, the pl ...more
Jasmine
"I met someone at the dogshow, she was holding my left arm, but everyone was acting normal so I tried to look nonchalant"

that quote has absolutely nothing to do with this book. no really nothing I just felt like putting it there. Just like I feel like putting this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWmxNo-lA...

I just sent that to my ex and it made him cry. No I wasn't sending him a message he was saying a neon trees song made him sad and he asked me what it made me think on and the script son
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miyna chen-powell
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Katie M.
This has been yet another "why did I read this?" expirience.
Not in an "I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked it Way" but rather, more in a "The ABCs of Kissing Boys" kind of way.
The book was an extremely fast read, and was actually pretty funny in parts.
When I heard the description of this book, I was expecting it to be much like "Party" which was another changing POV book about a party that "changed everything. Party had been a controversial-eqsue read that left me going "wow", whereas WTF was mo
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Kenny
** spoiler alert ** I really liked this book alot.It had alot of acion in every chapter,suspense,drugs,money,possible murder,and car wrecks.This book was told from the point of view of many diffrent people.MC,Reina,Jimmy,Byron,Cam,Waits.Waits is the drug dealer who owes money to this mob boss.Jimmy,Byron,andCam getin to a car accident and think Cam is dead so they put his body in the front seat.Byron and Cam owe Waits money,MC helps Byron give the cash to Waits by selling drugs,Jimmy get's arres ...more
Natalie_honarchian
Mar 07, 2013 Natalie_honarchian rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one, maybe drug dealers
Recommended to Natalie_honarchian by: the shelf of books for desperate people
As I was going up and down the hopeless rows of books at Barns and Nobles, desperately searching for a decent book to read, I came across this and I said "WTF?". Yes, I read the title of the book and thought that this should be pretty great book. WTF is about a big misunderstanding over drugs and the whole night becomes a huge chaotic mess. It's a pretty confusing book and not a meaningful one. My favorite quote is when Jimmy thinks to himslef " It was chaos". I like this quote because it pretty ...more
Timd
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Lizzette
Im having trouble rating this book, because I was disappointed. First off the cover was very intriguing as well as the description, the problem was the before and after was kind of annoying. It would be in the present then go to before and then go to after and then present again and it was starting to become annoying...also a lot of what happened just didn't seem all that realistic and when the book ended it sort of left me confused saying "that's it" and leaving me feeling empty handed. I also ...more
Allison
WTF is told from the point of view of Reina, Jimmy, Byron, Waits, and a little by Cam. There was also some stuff about MC but we didn't read it from her point of view. The whole thing happens in one night and it is so crazy. I laughed out loud so many times at all of the impossible situations these teens somehow managed to get themselves into. There was the jock, the nerd, the know it all, the conscientious girl, the dealer, and the crazy party crasher. It was a big group of people that you neve ...more
Alexis
this book really caught my attention! if your really into books about "bad" or "rebellious" teens dealing with drugs all those things then this book is for you! its not like most books where its most about one character, well in this book its split up into 4 or 5 different characters and they are each talking about whats happening to them and all of the different chacaters are all friends which is the cool part. this book left me surprised at the end because you dont know what to expect which is ...more
Samir Jones
wtf by Peter Lerangis is a realistic fiction novel about 5 teenagers who experience one night that goes from bad to worse in a series of events that leads them all together at the end. They cause of their problems are drugs and money; they must solve their problem or one of these misfits will end up in a wooden box six feet under.

There are several aspects of this books that I like as well as things I didn't. One of the things I like is the plot of the story. It's interesting to me because I co
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William Jackson
WTF by Peter Lerangis is deeper than its cover. At first I thought this story would be about wild parties. In all actuality this book is about the hardships that some kids go through. These teenagers are all different but rapped up in the same trouble. This book focuses on major problems but not in an intense way. It dives into the teenage mind.

This was average. He had five characters that were supposed to convey all forms of teenage thinking, nut that was a fail. You have Jimmy the kid looking
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April
Wow. I am not entirely sure what to think of this book, having just finished it. Lerangis sure can write a wild ride, that's a given, though. I was never really sure what was going to happen next, especially given the synopsis of the book here on GR.

I think the only thing that really knocked it down from a 5/5 rating was the fact that it had too many different POVs telling the story for me to keep track of easily. There were 6 POVs, and although they all took place within the same 24 hours, ther
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Summer
Reminded me a little of the movie Go, the way it cut back and forth telling the story of a drug deal from alternating perspectives.

High school football player Cam needs to pay off a debt to drug dealer Waits who in turn needs to pay off a mobster. Smart guy Byron needs cash, too, so he joins in on the deal, dragging his unwitting friend, Jimmy into a night where everything goes wrong. A couple girls become involved along the way as well - Reina and MC - like the guys, they don’t make the brighte
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Nicole Jade
Holy shit what a crazy fun read this is!

Most definitely lives up to its name, considering I used the term at least every 4 chapters.It reminded me very much of the movie GO, which happens to be another favorite of mines.

Characters:

Jimmy - omg I felt so bad for him being put in this clusterfuck situation.
Byron - probably the shittiest friend a person could ever have
Cam - just a douchebag who I kinda wished was dead
Reina - another complete tool(even though I shipped her with Waits just a wittle bi
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Jennifer
I like most teen books, but some just make me feel old, and this is one of them. I like the semblance of a Tennessee Williams play, but I'm glad my life does not at all resemble any character in this book. They all annoyed me.
Ella
2/5.

One of my friends had recommended this to me because I said that I needed a quick read. It was okay, there was nothing really special about it. It was very fast paced. With the information the author stuffed into this book he could have easily written at least one hundred more pages. If you're looking for a quick easy read with a sub par story, then by all means, pick this up. Being that this book is told through 5 people, I found it difficult to keep track of everyone and everything that wa
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Taylor Knight
I don't even know why I read this book. I was fairly sure I wouldn't like it but I can't say no to books.

The writing style was very choppy and abrupt and every character sucked. I got to about 27% and I just
couldn't bring myself to read one more word.

Normally, if I don't like a book, it's just not my taste. It's normally me not the book.
Not the case with this one. I wouldn't give this book a second chance and I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

Dexter
In the beginning, I was extremely skeptical. Jimmy and Byron did not grab my interest, and I had a hard time figuring out what was going on and I didn't like it.

But at some point, it all just clicked and I couldn't stop reading. It's incredibly fast-paced and at times very confusing and disorienting, but if you just kind of let yourself get swept away in the tsunami of mishaps, it's actually a lot of fun.

I can't believe all the things that happen over the course of one night in this book. It's j
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Trisha
I don't know - there's something about this one that really works.
The story is fast paced, the book is short and sweet. I peaked at it thinking I'd just read a page or 2 and see what it was about. BOOM! Hour later and I'm done. It's such an interesting way to tell the story - with about 8 POV and...all of them are seeing and experiencing nearly the same situations but they all have their own spin on it.

It's the story of one crazy night and each moment is give by a different person. A little bac
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Elyse
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This book really left you with the feeling of WTF?! Apt title, Mr. Lerangis. Otherwise, I don't even know where to begin. I basically didn't like anything about this book. But I didn't hate it. I feel like I have an unformed opinion because is book was so helter-skelter. It was everywhere all at once. You're just constantly shoved into the next problem. Absolute chaos. You don't get to know any of the characters before you're thrust into the n
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Katie
WTF was an awesome book. I read the whole thing in one day because once I started it I couldn't put it down. It was so good and I just had to know how everything was going to end.

WTF is told from the point of view of Reina, Jimmy, Byron, Waits, and a little by Cam. There was also some stuff about MC but we didn't read it from her POV. The whole thing happens in one night and it is so crazy. I laughed out loud so many times at all of the impossible situations these teens somehow managed to get th
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Izzy Ringer
What happens on a Saturday night in New York between six stupid underaged teenagers? Everything. Jimmy, Cam, Byron, Waits, Reina, and MC experience the most intense, action packed, insane night of their lives. Just one completely idiotic event after the other. It all starts out as a drug dealing scheme. When things didn't go quite according to plan, everything went haywire. They got chased down by dangerous people, picked up a rookie off the side of the road, went to a completely full club, thou ...more
Lauren
This book caught my eye a long time ago when I first saw the eye-catching cover and title, so when it somehow ended up in my mailbox, I was so excited to read it.

How was it, you may ask? Well, just like the cover suggested, it left with you with a wtf feeling, though a good one at that, because this book is crazy, funny, and fabulous, even though I will admit it was a bit underdeveloped in places.

wtf is told from the viewpoint of six characters (Jimmy, Cam, Bryon, Waits, Reina, and MC) and each
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Emma Louise
I don't feel like I can justify any rating I give this book, because while I didn't like it, I don't think it really deserves a one star rating. It just clearly wasn't for me, obviously, which is sad because I'm open to any sort of plot and any sort of characters and any sort of style of writing.

I honestly felt like an outsider reading this book. I felt excluded from being able to understand what was going on because I'm not American, and I don't know squat about New York and the New York City c
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Nadia
This book has had many important characters in it. One important character is, Byron who is a know it all and thinks fast during a bad situation. Byron also seems to get himself into bad situations. Another important character is Cam who connects every other character in the book together. Reina, a girl who's crazy for Cam Hong and is also used during a big drug deal she had no idea about. Jimmy, Jimmy is the driver who crashes the car because a deer jumps in front of it when he's on a way to a ...more
Neyra ♦
What I really liked about WTF is that it never stopped. Action right from the start. Here we have the story of six people who's Friday night has just taken a turn for the worst. It's a story of anything that could go wrong, does go wrong.

In the beginning we meet Jimmy, the driver. On their way to a house party, Jimmy and his friends, Cam and Byron, have an accident in which Cam winds up unconscious. Driving without a licence, and assuming Cameron is dead, Jimmy and Byron flee the scene.

Poor Ji
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Edgar
The book WTF by peter Lerangis is a story of a group of teenagers that barely know each other, they embark on a journey to a party where the two passengers Byron and Cam plan to sell aspirin (as drugs) to pay off a drug dealer Cam owes money to (Waits). Unfortunately Jimmy (the driver) crashes into a moose that jumped onto the road. Jimmy and Byron make it out fine, but Cam was bleeding and under the moose. Jimmy and Byron don’t know what to do so Byron (in hope of making the money to pay off hi ...more
Allie Brown
This a great "quick-read" and hard to put down book. It follows the events of a group of people who are all connected in one way or another on the same night. The night starts out with a few boys going to a party, a girl working her part-time job, a guy trying to get out of the grasp of the mob and a New Jersey girl looking for excitement in the big city. The entire night gets all intermixed and messed-up when the 3 boys on the way to the party hit a deer and total the car they are in. This even ...more
Jean
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Lerangis's work includes The Viper's Nest and The Sword Thief, two titles in the children's-book series The 39 Clues, the historical novel Smiler's Bones, the YA dark comedy-adventure novel wtf, the Drama Club series, the Spy X series, the Watchers series, the Abracadabra series, and the Antarctica two-book adventure, as well ghostwriting for series such as the Three Investigators, the Hardy Boys ...more
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The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, #3) The Viper's Nest (39 Clues, #7) The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, #3) The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, #1) Lost in Babylon (Seven Wonders, #2)

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