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3.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,170 ratings  ·  161 reviews
One Plan, Two Parties, Six Players:

Jimmy: the driver
Cam: the connect
Byron: the know-it-all
Reina: the conscience
MC: the crasher

On one Friday night these six will test their limits to the extreme. Some are driven by lust, others by greed. One just wants to have fun, and another desires to be free. If everything goes as planned, they will all get what they want. But within tw
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse (first published October 23rd 2009)
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Erica
Oct 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Oct 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: american
"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
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Justine
WTF's description was a trap.

description

I mean, its description shouts mysterious, adventurous and fun, fun, fun but it wasn't. Regardless of that I enjoyed reading it. It was being told in different points of view. And what is happening in the story is very relative to the other which makes it a bit exciting somehow. Lastly, what amazes me most was that these characters weren't close at all! Their chemistry? It works! I give it that.
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J. Taylor
Entertaining from start to finish, utterly bonkers and fits the title to a T.
Stanley Guevarra
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
wtf Review

I don't exactly know what to say about this book, but I'm certain I have mixed feelings about it.

wtf revolves around six "players": Jimmy, Cam, Byron, Waits, Reina, and MC, all of who are involved with drug money. And in one night, plans don't go the way they're supposed to be, creating an impossible messed-up series of events.

There's only one thing I liked about this book: it was electrifying. Part of this was the adventure from start to end, the unpredictability and abruptness of seq
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Kenny
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
** 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
Karma
Jul 30, 2010 rated it liked it
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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Timd
Sep 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Natalie_honarchian
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Lizzette
Feb 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Apr 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jennifer
Mar 28, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Edgar Torres
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really very interesting title, immersive story line, just about anyone who lives in NYC can relate to this book. Serious and seriously funny, great ending.
Trent
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
What in the world did I just read? WTF is definitely an appropriate title for this book. What was even going on. It was a lovable frenetic mess, but a mess nevertheless.

While the myriad cast of characters helped to contribute to the charm of this book, the cast size also inhibited both plot and character development.

The story of this one crazy night is told in third person while following 5ish different perspectives. Jimmy is the reserved one, Cam is the jock druggie, Byron is the smart alek inv
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Heather
Dec 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: meh, 1-star, ya, mr
I freely admit that some of my opinion is due to thwarted expectations—from what I read on the back, I thought this would be like, six teens from different backgrounds all contributing to a cool successful crime. But while the first part was right, it was a really messy and headache-giving crime that I just didn't like.

How would I describe this book? Like trying to combine the energies of The Godfather with The Outsiders and just making a mess.

The plot? It was confusing. I was at least halfway
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G Catherine
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
I found this to be one of the most confusing, disjointed, unrelatable messes of a novel I have read. Six points of view? Six story lines? Six characters who are pretty much unlovable and unbelievable. Not enough character development for any of them, to feel any empathy towards any of their situations.
Fake, forced, drawn out story - with no measurable or tangible desire for any of them to succeed, or not. Finished it only because I work in a high school library and it's one of the questionable t
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Necole Bartley
easy read .. easy to follow .. six perspectives on one night of craziness .. cuss words and drug deal gone bad for younger 20 something year olds to enjoy reading .. some funny parts ... book to read if you just want a mindless evening of reading .. I read it as an in between book where my brain didn't have to think or get real into anything .. Just wanted a quick read and this fit the bill
Lauren
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
I should’ve trusted the reviews on this book. In theory it sounded good; a crazy night told from the point of view of various people. But the story was so jumbled and unbelievable, it was tough to actually get what was going on. The epilogue, telling where the characters were in the indeterminate future, was ridiculous. At least, it was a very quick read. Don’t waste your time on this.
Kimberly
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: pleasure-reading
This book is so funny. I was laughing the whole time about how crazy it seems. We have all had stories that people reading or listening to them would think were fake. The title is very fitting, WTF. Good movie-like epilogue with where are they now. Love the teaser book at the back:Never After.
Stephanie Hardin-speciale
Eh... I got this book at the dollar tree for a dollar. It was a quick read. I thought it would be better, like a crazy lifetime movie, or something, but it was a bit of a letdown. The writing wasn't awful or anything, but the story wasn't very memorable. It made a nice easy-read, though.
tjdrx
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I remembered so much of the feeling I’ve had whilst reading this book. I rated it at 3 because it’s fun and it keeps you guessing but I’m sure there are lots of great books out there that you want to prioritize.
Kathy Strayer
Jul 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
What a waste of time & paper.., ...more
Blackandred04
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Wasn't the best, but wasn't the worst.
Kenneth
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Entertaining and energetic.
Ben
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
What a stupid book. All the characters were annoying and storyline was blah. Best thing it had going for it was it was a short read.
Edgar
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Neyra ♦
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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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Lauren
Jul 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
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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