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After (Paperback) by Anna Todd - image 1 of 1
After (Paperback) by Anna Todd - image 1 of 1
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About the Book

"Book one of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting Hardin during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--

Book Synopsis

Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called "the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation."

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there's everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa

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, and tattoos, 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?

Review Quotes

Anna Todd manages to make you scream, cry, laugh, fall in love, and sit in the fetal position... Whether you have read the Wattpad version or not, After is a can't miss book - but get ready to feel emotions that you weren't sure that a book could bring out of you.--Fangirlish

The one thing you can count on is to expect the unexpected.--Vilma's Book Blog

Be prepared to have an emotional explosion!--Biblio Belles
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 584
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Anna Todd
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2014
TCIN: 16289957
UPC: 9781476792484
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0602
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.3 inches length x 1 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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Q: Is this book about Tessa and Harden as the characters?

submitted by Kali - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, Kali! Regarding your question about the After (Paperback) by Anna Todd: It revolves around Tessa and Hardin as they are the main characters of the novel. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byOrlando - 3 years ago
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Q: What would you rate this book? Is it for teens? My little sister wants to see the movie I told her only if she read the book.

submitted by Cheerlover - 5 years ago
  • A: it’s about 2 college kids who started talking and fell in love i loved the movie I’m only 13 but I loved its just romance it has its parts ... but it’s really good there coming with a new movie awc just to see the ending is gonna be the bet revéale scene

    submitted byW - 4 years ago
4.6 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
84% would recommend
13 recommendations


5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Andreaa - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
awesome book to read!!!!!!!!
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5 out of 5 stars
- 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book and series!!
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After book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kpattz87 - 4 years ago
Such a great book! You get hooked on it immediately! Seriously just buy all the books!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Vickie - 4 years ago
This is an amazing book! I have read it twice as well as the other books in this series. It has wonderful character development, and I am a sucker for a beautiful romance novel. You will not be disappointed. READ IT!!!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MusicLover - 4 years ago
BEST BOOK IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!! I highly recommend. The story and the plot is amazing. Way better than the first movie. *chefs kiss*
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3 out of 5 stars
- 4 years ago
was looking forward to receiveing this and staring this series only the book came in a very bad condition, looked used and worn. had to return unfortunately.
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Lover of books

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Karla - 4 years ago
Target is amazing at shipping and their delivery services. The book is in perfect condition and it’s so good! I haven’t put the book down!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Emily - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely LOVED this book! I understand many people don’t like it because it’s a typical love story based off a Harry Styles fan fiction but if you really pay attention to the story and picture your own characters, I promise you will not be able to put this down! I was up past 2am reading this book and didn’t even realize! All of the books in this series are good.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
jenWood - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such an addictive and easy read!
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3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Michelleestyles - 8 years ago
Love it so much but was very disapointed when i bought it because i thought it was gonna be about tessa and harry styles but they changed it. I orignally read it on wattpad because it was of harry. Why did they change it??
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Absolutely Great.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alex - 9 years ago
This book is beautifully written, the plot has many twists and turns but that's what keeps people reading. I first read on Wattpad and couldn't look away, I've finally purchased Anna's hard copy and it still has my full attention each time I read it. I would definitely recommend this, but if you can't handle the "graphic sexual scenes" this probably isn't for you, although it's overall view on love and life is spectacular.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
brooke - 9 years ago
Thousands of people are against the book due to the graphic sexual scenes and also due to After originally being a Harry Styles Fanfiction. But honestly, you should let your teenage kids read these books. Hardin (Harry) and Tessa's story is sickly beautiful, like a red rose. Though a rose is beautiful, it has thorns that can hurt you. They're story shows that love isn't perfect at all. It's a bumpy roller coaster that hurts you, but ties you together in the end. The love Hardin and Tessa share is breathtaking and it will always be. If I was older, and I had teenage kids, I'd let them read this. It shows that love is far from perfect, and that it never will be. Sick things will happen to them ad even though that happens, the only thing that matters in the end in loving someone. We try so hard to make teenage girls think love is perfect to the point where we have thirteen year old, middle school girls telling their boyfriend they love them, even though they barely know what love is. This story teaches readers that love is sick and beautiful at the same time, and we can't change that. So, I hope to see this book get a teen choice award for best book of the year. i give it a thumbs up and please ignore everyone's assumptions.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
woah - 9 years ago
this is a brilliant story, but you can read it for free on wattpad because it was originally a fanfiction (a story about a fandom written by a fan) all three stories are amazing but the original is better in my opinion because the main character is harry styles and I have read this multiple times and I love it every time.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kar - 9 years ago
I love this book, and I can't get enough. Sure it's not a typical love story, but that is why i like i it. It shows a different point of view. To understand the concept of the book you have read the whole series because as you get deeper into the story, you understand as to why Hardin is like this towards Tessa.
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Horrible story

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
gabrielle - 9 years ago
This book was to simply put it, HORRIFIC. It was awful, the plot was useless and pointless, the entire story was so stupid to me i couldn't even understand how it even got published. I was bored 98% of the time reading this. I can't believe I wasted money on it and I'm honestly just going to sell it to get my money back. The male protagonist, Hardin is the name, was cruel and completely abusive to the female protagonist Tessa. He was not physically abusive, but definitely mentally, verbally and any other kind of abusive that doesn't involve physicalness. He was always threatening her, scaring her, and manipulating her into things and he was disgusting the way he treated her. He claimed to love her but he was always putting himself first and never allowed Tessa to say 'no' or have a voice in their extremely screwed up relationship. This is the kind of stuff young girls need to learn to stay away from, not to romanticize it or desire a relationship like this. Can someone please explain to me HOW IT GOT SOLD OUT OF STOCK?! HOW IT GOT PUBLISHED?! I mean he is seriously a horrible man it's worse than Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey, and this is supposed to be a teens novel? To heck with that, my kids will never pick up a book like this unless it's educating them on how to get help or avoid a relationship like this. Horrible book, wish I never even wasted my time. Don't buy it and don't support this kind of influence and abuse. Flabbergasted that Target would sell such demeaning stories.
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