· The After Series Book 1 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
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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?
3.1K reviews
Ariana Corsey
January 9, 2015
I highly given. This book a five star because its awesome n. Better then. Any other book tht I'm reading so far I would recommend this book to ma bestfriends because as you read it you will learn from there relationship n how they. kelp getting into fights.But, makes up at the end of the day
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Rosario Matadamas
April 14, 2019
Such a really nice book. Full of emotions and crazy happenings. This is the love story that most of young people gets attached to, is strong and can be a little toxic but, everything can happen and turn out different. Theres always hope, even when there is no light . I do recommend it... but, this book should be rated for adult age or 15 +
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Rachel Hunt
October 23, 2014
After has a very good well - written plot line. Nothing is ever boring. Yes some parts seem just horrid and personally I had conflicting thoughts about it but it still tugs on your heart. Would definitely read it again.
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About the author

Anna Todd (writer/producer/influencer) is the New York Times bestselling author of the After series, which has been released in thirty-five languages and has sold more than twelve million copies worldwide, becoming a #1 bestseller in several countries. Always an avid reader, Todd began writing stories on her phone through Wattpad, with After becoming the platform’s most-read series with over two billion reads. She has served as a producer and screenwriter on the film adaptations of After and After We Collided, and in 2017, she founded the entertainment company Frayed Pages Media to produce innovative and creative work across film, television, and publishing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family in Los Angeles.

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