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Before (After #5)

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Book Five of the After series—Anna Todd’s Wattpad fanfiction that racked up one billion reads online and captivated romance readers across the globe! As told by Hardin and other characters, Before will explore the hero’s life before he met Tessa, reveal what happens after After, give you new insights on their turbulent romance—and revel in the awesome power of true love. # ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Gallery Books
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Dec 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Well i'm sorry to say this but this book is a waste of time.... :( if you ve read AFTER you don't need to read this book it's exactly the same ( there's only 10 chapters that are new from HARDIN pov ) i'm so disappointed !!! ...... i was so excited when Anna annonced that there will be another book in the After's serie now i'm sad !

Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
'Before' is a companion novel to the 'After' series told from mainly Hardin's POV, with a few others thrown in there as well. Being inside Hardin's head was everything I expected it to be! His inner turmoil, his fight between wanting to be better but not quite knowing how, it was heartbreaking.

This was way more than just a retelling, we get a little backstory for some key characters (which I loved), plenty of scenes that were not in 'After', and of course the future scenes with their HEA.

My on
Ursula Uriarte
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
So much more than just a retelling! Not only do you get to look inside Hardin's head in some of the most crucial scenes in AFTER, you get to really see his moments of panic, fear and regret at what he'd done.
You get a glimpse at his BEFORE and his AFTER ... get to know a little bit more about some of the characters that played big parts in what went down, understand them a bit more. In the case of some of these characters reading a more about them changed my opinion on them even if just slightl
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
NOTA: NO leas este libro si no has leído antes los cuatro anteriores porque los spoilers están a la orden del día. Y sí, sé que esto es AFTER CERO, pero no te fíes, jajaja.

Creo que yo era el único ser humano sobre el planeta que pensaba que este libro era únicamente historias de Hardin ANTES de conocer a Tessa y de que pasara todo lo de los cuatro libros de After, peeeeeeeeero estaba equivocada, jajaja. Es decir, sí, BEFORE, tiene unos cuántos capítulos al principio que nos cuentan un poco de la
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

The final piece in the puzzle. Hardin BEFORE After...

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
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This was the perfect little cherry on top of this amazing series!
Of course I was a bit confused at first with all those girls names at the beginning - that's due to my #Booksalzheimers ☺ ...but I got it after a few pages!
I loved how everybody was given a few pages to tell their story - both at the beginning and at the end. And I love that we'll get to hear Landon's story soon.
I'm still a bit sad about all that time #Hessa had to spend apart... it all had to happen for them to find the
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’m blessed with a family that I couldn’t have dreamed of, and I’m raising kids who will be better than I ever was. Tessa’s head falls to the side, and I brush her hair away from her sleeping face. She’s been my calm, my fire, my breath, my pain, and no matter what we’ve gone through, every second was worth getting to the life we have now. I dragged Tess and myself through hell and back, but here we are—After everything, we made it to our own version of heaven. ♥♥♥
Geo Marcovici
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mai slaba decât primele volume ale seriei.
Apr 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Rimane comunque una cazzata migliore di My dilemma

Io non volevo leggere questo libro. Non tanto perché è sempre dell’inutile serie di After, ma perché a prescindere trovo questi punti di vista aggiuntivi stupidi e privi di senso. Perché?
Ma perché alla storia non portano nulla di nuovo! Il 99% delle volte è come rileggere lo stesso libro. E io penso: ma c’è davvero qualcuno che spreca i propri soldi per ricomprare la stessa cosa ma con dei commenti idioti diversi?
Non per dire, ma tra poco esce il
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm so disappointed from this one. The most important stuff were missing. It was just messy with no purpose. I expected so much more.
Vilma Iris
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Feelings of angst, anxiety, panic, trepidation, anticipation, regret and love, all flood back in the pages of Before—a companion novel to the After series told in Hardin Scott's POV. If you're a fan of the series, you'll love delving into Hardin's head, gaining insight into why he did the things he did, how they made him feel, and how he processed the consequences of those actions. We get to know Hardin a little better, experiencing first hand the childhood and events that led to his ornery pers ...more
Nine Gorman
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai été un peu dérouté au début par les points de vues des personnages feminins qui ont croisé la route de Hardin afin de connaître leurs passés, j'avais la sensation que ce livre faisait du coup office de "fourre-tout", même si c'était intéressant. Mais au fil de ma lecture j'ai pris plaisir à redécouvrir cette histoire du point de vue de Hardin même si il n'y a finalement pas de grandes surprises car il est exactement comme on s'attend qu'il soit ( je parle évidemment de Hardin ), mais j'ai a ...more
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Ich hatte in dieser Reihe einen positiven Trend gesehen und hatte gehofft, dass der sich in diesem Buch fortsetzen würde. Das tut er leider nicht. Hardin ist mir wieder so unsympathisch wie zu Beginn und ich habe gefühlt nichts neues bekommen, sondern nur Szenen, die wir schon kannten, aus seiner Sicht. Das einzige, was ich gut fand, waren die Perspektiven von Vance und Smith, weil man hier doch noch neue Einblicke bekam. Dazu muss ich sagen, dass ich die ersten 50-60 Seiten durch die
Victoria Hansen
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
My love for the After series continue to grow, and this book is a beautiful finish to it. At first, I was skeptical of it; why do we need a prequel? Everything finished off on an excellent note in 'After Ever Happy'. I saw it as an excuse to earn extra money, thus, milking the franchise. However, I knew I was going to read Before when it came out, and it a lot different than I thought.

What surprised me was part 1 and part 3. The first part focuses on Natalie, Molly, Melissa and Steph before Afte
Maria Espadinha
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O Sapo salva-se a si mesmo no Fim...

"Before" é o epílogo das aventuras e desventuras da dupla Hessa, que os leitores da série "After", conhecem como Tessa e Hardin.
Neste volume é Hardin que irá estar em foco. Vamos acompanhar todo o seu percurso, e conhecê-lo antes e depois da sua Tessa lhe alegrar a vida.
Iremos dar com um desdobramento do Hardin, que começa com um Hard-In Hardin que irá evoluir para um Hardin bem mais suave e doce -- um Soft-In Hardin.
O primeiro é um serial hearts breaker, um
Maria Espadinha
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Frog Saves Itself In The End...

"Before" puts an end into the adventures and misadventures of the Hessa couple, whom the readers of the "After" series, know as Tessa and Hardin.
The story concentrates on Hardin. We are gonna be there since his bad days, when there was no Tessa around to cheer him up!

We are gonna meet 2 Hardins -- a Hard-In Hardin and a Soft-In Hardin.
The first is a serial hearts breaker that "loves" and leaves girls as a hobby. Brought up in a toxical environmente that include
Alejen este libro de mi.

Odie esta serie
Odie a Hardin
Odie a Tessa

Y seguramente voy a terminar leyendo este libro y me odiare por ello.
Lina Lovegood
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das war jetzt noch mal das Tüpfelchen auf dem i oder das Sahnehäubchen mit Kirsche :D Hat mir sehr gut gefallen und ich werde Hessa vermissen.
Елена Янкова 💋
Давам на петата книга от моята най-любима поредица две звезди, само и единствено защото съм страшно привързана към поредицата и не бих се осмелила да й дам първата си самотна звездичка. Нямам думи, с които да опиша, колко съм разочарована от Ана и мазалото, което тя представя за книга. На толкова рекламни постове пише, че книгата е от гледна точка на Хардин/Хари. Добре, но аз видях всеки друг през неговите очи само не и него. Очаквах да разбера разговора с приятелите му за случилото се с Теса на ...more
The Final Sentence
Well, this was the secont time I read this and I don't know why. I just saw it on the shelf in the library and I said to myself: "Why not?"
Although almost all of Hardin's secrets were revealed in the last four novels, there were some things that were unclear. It was interesting to me to know about his past from his own point of view, also what he felt and what he thought about when his and Tessa's story began.
I won't deny it, the stupid bet infuriated me during most of the time.
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
"When she opened herself to him, he climbed right in, making a home inside of her."

I could not resist reading this final book in the series and I am so glad I did! We learn more about Hardin's time in England, before he moved to the US. There are POV's from a few of the other characters, which I guess was to explain more about how they became who they are now.

I especially loved and was saddened by all the inner turmoil that went on inside Hardin's head. I loved when he came to the realisation
Dec 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: university
It's over! It's finally over!

I must admit that BEFORE was a lot better than the previous two books but it still was only alright and tolerable instead of great..

It answered the few guestions I still had after finishing After ever happy, but with each answered I got ten new. So basically I'm at ever worse place now than before.

Over all I'm so damn happy that it's over and that I don't have to read anymore! Of this series was shorter and less dramatic and back and forth it would be really great. N
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful addition to the "After"-series, I loved that we got an insight on both Hardins side of the first book and the other characters' of the series. I loved the additional end to the end of Hessa, at the end of this book. The thing that irritated me a lot were the references to Hardins previous lovers, especially Natalie. If Hardin would've toned it down a little more about Natalie, it would not have seemed as if he was replacing Natalie with Tessa, but since the story progressed so m ...more
Dec 07, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
כשהתחלתי לקרוא הייתי בהיי.
הכתיבה שלה מצויינת. היא כותבת את הארדין כל כך טוב שיש קטעים שאתה מרגיש שמישהו שלח יד תפס לך את הלב וכיווצ'ץ' אותו.
הבעי ה שלי עם הספר זה לא עם מה *שיש* בו, אלא עם כל מה ש*אין* בו.
כי מה שיש מושלם. מתעלה על הציפיות. אבל זה לא מספיק.

חסרים בו דברים נורא קריטיים שציפיתי שיהיו בו. נתחים אדירים של זמן והתרחשויות שפשוט נקרעו החוצה מהמרקם של הסיפור.
איפה הסצינה שהוא מגיע ומכריח אותה להתוודות מול נואה שהיא בילתה איתו את הלילה?
איפה היציאה עם כל החברים שהיא לבושה שימלה ומוציאה לו
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I must say I'm a bit disappointed, was expecting much more out of this POV. There are huge gaps of some very important chapters, and the pov of some of the other characters were pointless and it felt like they come to fill in a gap, make us learn more about them when in reality they served nothing but a time waster.
Some of them were nice, most of them were irrelevant.
Was expecting more of Hardin take on the events.
Would rather have the book with 200 pages more as long as those huge gaps would
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Беше прекрасно да се върна отново в историята на Хардин и Теса. Страхотна! ❤
La Narradora
Al principio me descolocó un poco como empieza esta novela, con los puntos de vista de algunos personajes a los que les cogí mucha manía en los anteriores libros, pero al terminarlo me quedé con una gran sonrisa en los labios. Un libro para fans de la saga y donde disfrutamos del punto de vista de Hardin en los puntos importantes de la historia con Tessa. Lo que más me ha gustado sin duda la parte del Después, los capítulos que forman parte del epílogo son geniales y el de Smith también me encan ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oye pésimo que le haya puesto tres estrellas, que onda yo? Si es malo y más encima como que Anna Todd se aburrió porque dejo todo a mitad de camino.
Algo bueno? Si , los dos primeros "cuentos"

Primer libro del año!
Que honor te he dado, After.
Nada nuevo bajo el sol, aunque me sorprendió Anna Todd con algunas historias, esperaba otra cosa de este libro: La historia de Hardin, pero no es más que mucho contenido extra especial para fans.
Not bad, parejito.
¿Será ahora si que si el ultimo?

Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Soooo freaking perfect! If I could give it more stars I definitely would. I never wanted to put this book down and when I did it was all I was thinking about. It's sooo much more than just a retelling. It digs deeper into the story from Before, to During, and After. Hardin Scott couldn't be anymore perfect. I will forever ship Hessa so hard. I loved seeing this beautiful story through Hardin's eyes and seeing what he was thinking when he first saw Tessa. BEFORE is set to release December 8th! (:
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Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. Hailed by Cosmopolitan as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation,” Anna began her literary career on the social writing and reading platform Wattpad. Published on Wattpad in 2013, After has over 1.5 billion reads on the site. The print edition, published in 2014 by Gallery Books, has been pub ...more
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After (5 books)
  • After (After, #1)
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  • After We Fell (After, #3)
  • After Ever Happy (After, #4)