Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Guest Review: After by Anna Todd

Another guest review from one of the local schools! This reviewer wishes to remain anonymous. We have this series in our collection, but I haven't read it myself yet - guess I know what's going with me on my next lunch break!

My favorite book that I’ve ever read is called After by Anna Todd. It was started off as fanfiction on Wattpad with over 1 billion reads online. Then they decided to publish it. 


The story takes place at Washington Central University with this new freshman named Tessa. Tessa is considered to be a good girl, always listens to teachers, does what she is told, never gets into trouble, and she has a perfect boyfriend, Noah. Tessa’s mom is very protective and has high standards for her daughter but that all changes when Tessa meets Hardin. 

The tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, lip and eyebrow pierced boy, who is different from what Tessa has seen. Tessa should hate him with his rude, sometimes cruel, attitude but something about him captivates her. Maybe it’s his dark moods or when they kiss it ignites a passion she’s never experienced. With his mood swings and the reckless way he treats Tessa, she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. Her love only grows for him despite all the horrible things Hardin would say he can’t stay away from her either. Tessa has to decide if her love for Hardin is worth losing her perfect boyfriend and her relationship with her mom.

In my opinion, this book is perfect and greatly written. The story really captures your attention with the complex characters. Hardin’s character would be my favorite because he is unpredictable and you want to find out why he acts the way he does. It was crazy with the development of the story line and how everything turns out in the end. 

This book is a series with this being the first. Then there’s After We Collided, After We Fell, After Ever Happy, and Before. I would recommend this series because it could relate to a lot of people with their complicated relationships and you can relate to either Tessa or Hardin with their mindset and how they deal with situations. I think it’ll be worth the time to read it and see for yourself.

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