After by Anna Todd | Book Review

After by Anna Todd


(from GoodReads)

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?


*Warning a LOT of ranting ahead. You have been warned*

Important Note: I read the Wattpad version (maybe the published version is better? I highly doubt it though…)

What the actual fuck did I just read?

Unless… could this be love?”

HAHAHAH, yeah hell no. Tessa and Harry’s (Hardin? I call him Harry in the rest of this review because like I mentioned, I only read the Wattpad version) relationship is in no way romantic. And whoever thinks differently is crazy and I’m a bit concerned for your state of mind. I cannot believe any of you would ever want a relationship like Harry and Tessa’s.

Okay that’s a bit harsh. I’m a strong believer that people are entitled to their opinions and I’m sorry if I’ve offended the people who liked this book but I’m entitled to my opinion too and I just can’t even. I can’t believe someone actually enjoyed this story. Or actually shipped Harry and Tessa.

I’m really sorry, but no. Just, no. I have never ever disliked a book this much before.

Throughout the entire book every time Harry and Tessa argued (which was like every. Other. Single. Freaking. Chapter.) I was seriously scared for Tessa. I was just waiting for violence to start. It never did, but I’m positive if this was a real life relationship it would have. I mean Harry pretty much beat up any guy who talked to Tessa why wouldn’t he hit her too?

And I just really hope people don’t start losing faith in Wattpad for this piece of work (<—-shit) because there are so many amazing stories on Wattpad that are way better than this and actually deserve to be published.

Honestly I cannot believe how many reads this book. All of them together (the second and third book) is probably over a billion. I have read so many stories on Wattpad who actually deserve that many reads but don’t have them.

There is no way I am continuing this series, I’m going to save myself the torture and read something else. I suggest you do the same. If you are a young girl reading this book I really hope you understand that Harry and Tessa’s relationship is not healthy and it shouldn’t be a kind of relationship you want in your life. There are so many more problems I have with this book, but I will save you guys the rant.

0 out of 5 stars

Maybe .5 stars if I were a nice person.


Buy After
(If you insist on wanting to read it…)

Book Depository
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