One Plan, Two Parties, Six Players:
Jimmy: the Driver
Cam: the connect
Byron: the know-it-all
Waits: the supplier
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 all get what they want. But within twenty-four hours, bones will break, bodies will touch, hearts will race, guns will be drawn, and everything will go oh so very wrong…
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 plot was totally fun all along the way. The plot to me was about the only redemming aspect of the book.
The end is kind of abrupt. And following the ending, all you get is a short few sentence summary of what happens to each character in their next few years following the story. I really would’ve loved to know more of what happened to everyone, immediately and down the road.
I wasn’t too crazy about the characters. The book is less than 300 pages, and there’s 5 different POV going on. Each POV was so short and choppy I never really got a good idea of each characters story that night. In addition to that, you never really get to know any of the characters outside that night. I felt this really took away from the story. The characters just weren’t very personable, and I couldn’t connect with any aspect of them. And if I can’t connect to the characters, how am I supposed to connect with their story?
Overall, WTF was a book that left me without much of an opinion. WTF deals with drugs, partying, injuries – all issues that should leave you with a reaction, but I was left with nothing. It had an enticing plot, mediocore writing, a shiny cover, and characters that really did nothing for me.
While WTF didn’t appeal to me, as a reader, I can definately see how many other teens would love it. The teen rebellion going on in WTF would most likely appeal to a large group of teens. Characters are the biggest thing for me, and if I cannot connect with the characters in some way, it’s really hard for me to get past that. Readers who are big on plot and action will definately enjoy WTF.