After - Anna Todd

After Summary

Written By Anna Todd

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 8,175 Readers

After Book Summary


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There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

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After is a Contemporary book, written By Anna Todd. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 8,175 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Awful

    By musiclover067
    Absolutely awful. This does not deserve to be published at all. This writing is beyond awful and I do not reccommend it at all. The author romanticizes domestic abuse and teaches these young readers that loving your abuser is the "thing" today, when it is not. Your abuser does not love you, nor will he change for you willingly in real life, and these young girls are brainwashed in to the belief to love your abuser. This is Fifty Shades of Grey 2.0, but worse and it was originally a One Direction fanfic, if you can't tell by her username on the cover. The author cannot write at all, nor can she develop characterization in the characters. Don't read it if you don't feel like wasting your time. It's not worth the money. It's really upsetting that this is what literature has become today, this is insulting legitimate authors like J.K Rowling and John Green who can actually write. But don't waste your money and time. This isn't worth it at all.
  • not okay

    By Lauren Montalbano
    encourages little girls to think it's ok to have an abusive relationship with your partner
  • Truly Amazing

    By MusicGeek199
    I've been reading this series ever since it came out on wattpad. And it really is one of the best I've ever read. I hope Anna keeps writing and continues with her amazing talent!


  • Amazing book loved it

    By malwolf
    I had watched the movie about 10 times and finally realized that there was a book so I decided to read it and I do not regret that it was so amazing the best book that I have ever read I fell in love with all the characters and watched them grow as the books progress and Hardin does treat Tessa bad but he learns which made me fall in love with this book and the passion between these two were like no other book I have ever read I give this book rating a infinity/10
  • Good read but horrible relationship

    By Ren217
    I first saw the movie on Netflix and want to what it was all about. I enjoyed reading this book but similar to 50 shades the relationship that is shown between the main characters is messed up. I just hope young readers don’t think this is #relationshipgoals. Hardin is a total douche IMO and no body should idolize their relationship. I hope readers take it as a good read and that’s it. Seeing how other reviewers praise the love story is disturbing. This is dysfunction at it’s finest and shouldn’t be put on a pedestal. Most people know that you’ll always have a connection with the person who you lost your virginity to but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with that person. I’m guessing they get back together which is baffling. People can experience passion in a loving and healthy relationship and shouldn’t think that toxic = passion. It’s the classic good girl falls for the bad boy. Bottom line, I hope other readers see it for what it is and don’t strive for something like it. That being said I will more than likely read the next book out of morbid curiosity to see what happens next.
  • Best Book Romance

    By R14456645
    Everything is perfect the way they are so different but still the same. The way is so real. Thats how a real relationship forms. With all the up and downs. With all the Passion and love. Really could not put this book down!!
  • :(

    By Nily1001
    I began reading this after watching the movie version and am pretty disappointed. Harden emotionally abuses Tess throughout the entire book to an extremity that I don’t think any woman should put up with. The author is an amazing writer but wow... I really wish she would have portrayed harden in a different way or maybe did chapters from his POV. Typically, when reading these types of books you eventually fall in love with the “bad boy” but not in this one.
  • Gabrillee love

    By Gabrillee
  • love the after series

    By celisaa
    After is so much different from the movie; 100/10.
  • The most amazing thrilling romance book!

    By Z.oë
    I found myself wandering here after watching the movie and I can’t put into words how amazing this book is. I would read the book a million times over rather than watching the movie
  • Like watching a car on fire

    By agagegeysgsceteyegeyduxhdvev
    This book is like watching a car wreck in slow motion—you are horrified and yet you can’t look away. The writing is marginally better than 50 Shades but the plot is cyclical in a way that is nauseating. They don’t go anywhere, they don’t do anything, they mostly bounce around three locations and have sex/get into fights. The sex scenes are the only good thing about this book—they emphasize consent and safe sex as well, which I think is a plus in books like these. But the fighting—DON’T get me started. There are direct lines that Hardin says to Tessa that are straight up from the How to Be an Abusive Boyfriend manual. It’s borderline traumatizing—would not recommend if you have a history of DV. Hardin’s character is not charming in any way—and his behavior seems almost like he’s got DID. His mood swings are annoying at best and downright terrifying at worst and the way Tessa deals with it and loves him unconditionally is just tiresome. After a certain point you just wish one of them would snap out of it and realize undeniable chemistry does not a true love make. Hardin’s big reveal in the end of the book is gag-worthy and pushes him past the event horizon. The only way this book can redeem itself after this is by turning into a horror story where Hardin is the actual villain—because his behavior has all been leading up to that sort of ending. The message from this book is “there are some people in the world who you love no matter WHAT they do to you, because that’s just the way it is.” And I’m here to tell you that’s BS. Everyone has dealbreakers and Tessa’s infinite patience for Hardin’s evil behavior just makes her an unbelievable character and frankly, an unlikeable one too. “Caving to peer pressure because you are a gullible freshman” is a note you can only play so many times—yet Todd plays it over and over again. After a while, you just get fed up. I will continue to read this book series for the sex scenes and hopefully Hardin gets what he deserves—to be nowhere near Tessa ever again.
  • After book review

    By Kathywathy sassybassy
    This book is sooo good!! I read it in four days and it was amazing!! I can’t wait to read the second one.