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Review: After by Anna Todd

afterAfter by Anna Todd

Published October 21st 2014

“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, Tessashould 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?”

A couple of my friends had read this book and said they loved to hate it and that they couldn’t put it down.
I was insanely curious about this book and I got an e-copy of it and started it right away. First, I’m so glad I don’t have a print copy of this book because if I had to look at it on my shelf, I would poke my eyes out.

This book is extremely poorly written to the point that I couldn’t even take it seriously. I was laughing so hard at how amazingly crappy the writing. At some point, it stopped being funny and I wanted to throw my phone down a well so I wouldn’t have any evidence that I had ever read this book.

The characters are without a doubt, the worst fictional characters that I’ve read about in years. The only book that I can compare After to is Modelland by Tyra Banks.

The cover of this book is pretty awesome but what’s inside is incredibly horrible and I hope I never have to read anything like this again. When I was about %4 into this book, I learned that After is a fanfiction of
Harry Styles. I’m not really a fan of One Direction’s music so I don’t know a lot about Harry Styles but I once I knew After was fanfic, I could tell it was about Styles. I personally don’t think fanfic should ever be published because it’s not original material so that was a big deal breaker for me.

Overall, I hated this book and I hope I never have to read anything like this ever again. I’m sad that I wasted my time on this book but I’m also glad I read it because I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now.
I wish I had something positive to say about this book besides the cool cover but I can’t think of one good thing. It was so poorly written that I was almost in tears because it’s just so bad. I don’t want to say I’d burn this book but I also wouldn’t save it if it spontaneously combusted.





  • yashereads

    wait, fanfic? for real? I was intrigued by this book since i’ve seen it alot of times but not sure as to whether i should pick it up. Thanks for the honest review. Guess i’ll go for the e-book for now.. :)

  • Taylor

    I had no clue it was fanfic until I was about 50% into it. I’m always curious to know how fanfic gets published. :D
    I’d love to know what you think of it if you read it. I’ll keep my eye out for your review. :D

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