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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 p
Paperback, 2nd edition, 582 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Gallery Books (first published 2014)
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EDIT 11/22/14

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

This appears as a quote from After.


I can't even. I just can't even. My fuck-o-meter exploded with this. Emily Brontë would be choking herself to death if she were alive.

So, really, to those who believe this book is well written and Todd has a way with words, better to know this lovely quote belongs to Wuthering Heights.

* * * * * * *

You know what?


Fuck the industry, fuck the
Sasha Alsberg
Im going to re-read After. I read the Fanfic and wasn't too impressed with it but I've heard from friends that the book is better so i'm giving it another go!
Colleen Hoover
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book and it was great. I don't want to spoil anything, so the rest of this review is going to be invisible.
Aug 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anti-feminist, Masochist, People with no self-respect
Recommended to Neesa by: Some girl at school
I am so done.

Look at this. Does this sound like a character we know? (Sorry if it's hard to see.)

Okay, I love Wattpad, but seriously? How can they promote this garbage?

First of all, my reading the book was completely my fault. I know I'm not even a fan of One Direction and I really shouldn't be getting recommendations from people who've never picked up a hard copy of a book before, so this was completely my fault.

My main issue with this book . . . I mean the amount of slut-shaming, romanticizi
Mila Temnyalova
I don't normally read fan fiction on Wattpad. One Direction fanfiction, even less so. But given that this trilogy nearly has one BILLION reads altogether, I thought to myself: this can't be that bad -- after all, it's literally the most popular unpublished trilogy on the internet right now. I should give it a try.

And I regret it. I'm never again judging a book by its popularity. I honestly have no idea how the movie rights for this were bought, much less how a Big Six publishing house like Simon
Decidí leer algunas páginas de este libro, porque no quería odiarlo sin fundamentos. Esto fue lo que encontré:

–Pero ¿a ti que te pasa? Actúas como si no ocurriera nada, como si no nos hubiéramos peleado, como si no hubieras hecho nada. Estás mal de la cabeza, Hardin, loco de atar. Necesitas un manicomio, medicación y paredes acolchadas. ¿Me dices unas cosas horribles y luego re ofreces a llevarme? –No puedo con él.

*Vuelve con él después de un poco de sexo*

Hardin podría ponerse cualquier cosa
Isabel Bitterblau
Feb 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ni a mi peor enemigo
AVISO de que mis reseñas son la peste. Y, adaptándome al nivel del libro, ésta lo es aún más.

AVISO 2. Si algún susceptible fan del libro termina perdido por estos lares, y ya que yo lo he leído con el único fin de reírme, aviso de que voy a ser cruel y sarcástica a más no poder y lo invito a dejar de leer.

AVISO 3. Hago un poquito de spoiler, los más graves los marcaré, pero alguno queda suelto, aviso para no estropearle la trama a nadie (TRAMA jajajaja, esto era el primer chiste de la reseña)

Kath S
Aug 10, 2014 marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
So, Planeta va a publicar ESTO en español.








*Se va a escribir un fanfic de cualquier libro/boy-band popular para ver si la publican algún día*

*suspira*... ¿A dónde iremos a parar?

April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
First of all I just want to say that I was 100% ready to hate this book with a passion. I’m not a fan of Harry Styles or One Direction (haha this has since changed), but I honestly just wanted to read it so that I could form my own opinion of it and let you guys know how I felt about it.

I want to start off by saying that this was a Harry Styles fanfiction on wattpad that received so many views that it got published. Anna Todd has never written anything else and it’s a fanfiction, so I had to tak
Natalie Monroe
Jun 01, 2014 marked it as never-ever-ever-reading-this  ·  review of another edition
After blurb reveal:

With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

Hardin? Seriously? You couldn't be bothered to make it an entirely different name from Harry?

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
♥Booklish Reviews♥

Another fanfiction P2P.

Except instead of using Twilight to establish a fan base, this idiot used British boybander Harry Styles. Now I'm not a fan of One Direction & Co in the slightest, but even I know how messed up this is.

No one knows how this POS/After got out of control. And yea, it is a POS. While reading through the first chapter I was mentally editing it in my brain. Run on sentences, lack of semicolons, past tense bullshit. And knowing that it was bought for six figures by one of
Ilenia Zodiaco
Dec 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretendo la votazione negativa. After merita le meno cinque stelle.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
You can go ahead and judge me for reading thing, it’s okay really, I’m
already judging myself for it. When I first heard of/picked up After and saw that it was originally 1direction fan-fiction I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life. Then I kept seeing people post pictures and reviews on it all talking about how they are now hooked on this series. It physically hurts me to say thing, but I’m hooked too. After is the epitome of what most would call “a guilty pleasure read”. I have nev
Jan 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge: #31. Libro con malas críticas

Yo estaba algo así:

Por qué el libro era:

Si piensan leer este "libro" si es que así lo toman Favor de leerlo GRATIS, sin que usted pague NADA. Y si usted lo compra es por su mero juicio y espero sobreviva.

Voy a empezar con los personajes:
Tessa es un personaje que se siente una santa que ella no hace nada y no es consiente de sus actos. PUES FIJATE QUE NO. Es tan desesperante y a cada momento se arrepentia y luego lo volvia hacer a
this shit is becoming a movie? [faith in humanity has left the server]
Pearl Angeli
First DNF book of the year.


One of the things I hate doing so much is DNF-ing a book because it feels bad to leave it when you've invested yourself in it in the first place. But sometimes you just have to quit because it just doesn't work out for you. And you can no longer fool yourself and hope that things will get better as the story goes.

So yeah.. I DNF-ed this book for these reasons:

1. Writing Style - This book is poorly written and executed. I see so much potentials in this book but it fails
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! After, book 1 of 5. The unlikely against-all-odds romance between tatted rebel Hardin Scott & good girl Tessa Young!

“Hardin is like a drug; each time I take the tiniest bit of him, I crave more and more. He consumes my thoughts and invades my dreams.”

Books in The After series should be read in order:
Book 1: After
Book 2: After We Collided
Book 3: After We Fell
Book 4: After Ever Happy
Book 5: Before

The After series is the epic love saga between flawed rebel bad boy student and edito
If you thought the 'Fallen Crest High' series was full of angst and teenage melodrama, you haven't seen anything yet! 'After' is like many other teenage/college-aged romances, with all the "end of the world" dramatics...on steroids. I found this book to be equal parts irritating and addicting.

The "adult" part of me has to acknowledge the truth in much of the criticism I've seen regarding this story. Hardin and Tessa's relationship was a train wreck. I spent a lot of time rolling my eyes and thi
Sep 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Shelves: very-very-bad
update: 11/16/15

wow this review is actually getting some attention, so i read the whole thing again and wow i was so embarrassing. please don't judge me lmao. this was written over a year ago (still hate the book with just as much passion tho)

CORRECTION: this book does not even deserve one star. it deserves 0/5 because you cant even call this thing a "book".

Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nadie nunca jamas de los jamases!
Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #31 A book with bad reviews. And for my 2015 Reading Resolutions: 3 New Adult (2/3)

Cheap contemporary drama and sex. I’m sure you can find something good with those themes in other books.
Do not read After.

*Añadida una PD2 al ultimo porque quiero asesinar al libro
**Odio que siempre me quedan larguísimas las reseñas, necesito unas clases de redacción o algo.

Antes de mi opinion real del libro, unos puntos importantes:
1. Dios! Odio los dramas.
2. Este n
Karen Mc
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Sometimes you read a story that strikes you hard where you're drifting in the haze left from characters who clenched every part of you. After by Anna Todd rendered me SPEECHLESS for the first time ever after finishing a book. I was left in a DAZE, my mind SPINNING. My heart pounded fast like drums in my chest. I was struck so hard by this TORNADO of a TALE that twisted and turned my heart so many times that I could barely breathe. After removed me from everything where I did nothing but LIVE thi
Feb 09, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Para empezar, no soy fan de One Direction y, hasta la fecha, no les había prestado atención. En fin, la primera sorpresa: esto es un fanfic de dicha banda. Por el simple hecho de que me resulta lamentable que alguien vuelque su frustración sexual sobre ellos y que además los deje a la altura del betún, ya había perdido la esperanza de que me gustara lo más mínimo este libro.

Hay tres cosas imprescindibles que hacen que un chico normal (¡hola, Harry Styles!) se convierta en el macho de la histo
Jan 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
PORRR FIN he terminado esta basura asquerosa e infumable. Habrá reseña en el blog, oh, claro que sí!

Edito 18/02
Y aquí está la reseña:
Lia  (a paper pigeon)
Before you read this, please remember that this is my own personal opinion and that, with this very negative review, I'm by no means bashing those who liked this book or its characters.

That being said, I think this is the first time in my reading experience where I wish I could rate a book -5 stars. Why? Because After is the most horrible thing I've ever read in my life.
It praises moral/verbal abuse and very unhealty relationships. Not to mention the slut-shaming and the way it speaks to good gi
Evgnossia O'Hara
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: buddy-read, owned, romance
This was my first buddy read along with my girls Mareira and Maria Vrisanaki. I have to thank those two amazing ladies who made the experience unique and one of the funniest in my life! Even though the book was quite terrible, they made me laugh and enjoy the whole process.

I have to admit that the first impression of the story was a positive one. Although, I knew that the first impressions aren't always accurate, I didn't even think about it. I was too into the story and the love interest betwee
Sep 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Me molesta de sobremanera que este libro sea el referente a una "historia de amor perfecta" que millones de chavitas quieren tener. ES LA "RELACIÓN" MÁS ENFERMA DEL MUNDO!!!! Nonononono puedo!!
Clumsy Storyteller
I loved this book , the story was good enjoyable i read it on Wattpad this summer ( those who did read it on wattpad knows the struggle of waiting for Anna Todd to update a new chapter ! Maaan that was torture) back when the characters were named After one direction members Harry,Liam,Niall, louis, and the douchebag Zayn malik , Sorry pillowtalk but you are a jerk in this series ! There are some things i didn't really understand like WTF is wrong with tessa ! she is painfully naive it was both h ...more
3 Benévolas STARS

Me acabo de dar cuenta que yo soy de las pocas que NO odia este libro. Ja hasta cuando no odio algo termino teniendo Unpopular opinion.

Quiero creer que el éxito de esta historia es porque es divertida y entretenida y no porque alguien quiera llegar a ser como Tessa o que quieran en su vida alguien como Hardin.

Sí, es un libro con muchísimos defectos, pero aun así aplaudo que mientras lo leía note que la autora se divirtió mucho al escribirlo.

Con el éxito de este libro no me e
Nov 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
update 3: Este libro está siendo promocionado como el nuevo romance para adolescentes, una historia de amor que derretirá tu corazón .... POR FAVOR PAREN . Entiendo que algunas personas les guste el libro , como yo menciono en esta reseña a mi me gusta BD pero entiendo que ambos personajes son problemáticos ... Por favor no hagan que una conducto problemática y peligrosa sea un modelo para las personas ya que luego creerán que eso esta bien Y NO LO ESTÁ

update 2: ¿Película? ¿En serio? ????????
Rachel E. Carter
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-paperback
You know when you pick up a book you are prepared to hate? Hello book.

*I do not love One Direction. I actually LOATHE all their songs. And their boyband routine and all their mysterious tattoos (you are throwing rocks at me, aren't you?)
*I do not love most NA. I hate the genre's overdone tropes. Look at my TBR. It's 90% YA, 10% NA.
*I love this book.


...Yea, throw all the popcorn you want at me. I can't explain it. Well, yes, I can. This book never fizzled out. You know where they fight and then f
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Anna  Todd  is the  New York Times  bestselling author of the After series, The Spring Girls and The Brightest Stars. Always an avid reader, she began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the reading and writing multi platform for original stories, with  After  becoming the most read series on the platform with over 1.5 billion reads.

AFTER has been published in over 30 languages, with more th

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  • After We Collided (After, #2)
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