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Before by Anna Todd Book Summary

Book 5 of the After series—Anna Todd’s Wattpad fanfiction that racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated romance readers across the globe! Before explores Hardin Scott’s life before Tessa, reveals what happens after After, and gives new insights on their turbulent #Hessa romance.

Cosmopolitan called Anna Todd “the biggest literary phenom of her generation.” That’s Normal declared Hardin and Tessa “The Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennet of our time.” Revel in the awesome, messy power of true love.

BEFORE Hardin met Tessa he was a raging storm. DURING those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. AFTER they got together, the world would never be the same.

Hardin and Tessa’s dramatic love affair became a vortex pulling in everyone around them. For the first time these others are given voice as they appear before, during, and after the events in original After novels. Alongside them, Hardin’s account of his first encounters with Tessa—which will change what you thought you knew about the brooding boy and the angel who loved him.

Before (Anna Todd) Book Reviews

After seriesThis was a turbulent ride. I was captivated by this couple and read the whole series in two weeks! I adore this love story!.Score: 5/5

Trash🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮.Score: 1/5

Differences than others booksI’m only a quarter of the way through, but there are some big differences in this book than how things played out in the other books. It’s confusing to follow because you’re trying to make it fit the first book(s)..Score: 3/5

I haven’t got the book yetI haven’t got the book yet I’m curious wether it’s starting off from the end of After or if it’s s different book in different pov’s of the same characters as After. Honestly I think I’ll only get it, if it starts from the end of After..Score: 3/5

Very DisappointingThis book leaves many questions unanswered that you would expect with Harden’s POV during After and insight in other side character’s histories. In addition, this book is internationally inconsistent and inconsistent with After in ways that are just lazy editing. The Hardin POV chapters spend far to much time on the obvious, even going so far as to have him think something before he paraphrases the exact same thought - making it so that the scene from Hardin’s perspective adds nothing to what we know from After. This book is absurdly short, yet still the same price as all of the other books in the series. The author needs to provide an automatically updated version that is more consistent and covers key moments from Harden’s POV. Key missing scenes: SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ AFTER. Morning after destroying his dad’s house, his discussions about Tessa and his progress on the bet with his friends, Blind Bob’s (was that planned?), 3rd party (w/ Zed kiss & ‘I love you’), fake drunk on vodka plan, before and after the bonfire, second Tessa, Noah, Hardin confrontation, him proving he won the bet (and whatever led up to that), and just many other scenes between Hardin denying his feelings for Tessa and being obsessively in love with her..Score: 1/5

Im like plastic straws ive been around foreverBut now youre mad at me? opps joe byedone wandered into this set nevermind played by the talented , Woody Harrelson.Score: 4/5

Each book is more amazing than the last.I love these books with my whole heart. Truly it’s hard to pick a favorite from this series, but Before might just take the cake. Thank you Anna Todd!.Score: 5/5

Great bookI couldn’t put it down! I read it in two days..Score: 5/5

Amazing!BEFORE is an amazing book. Anna knew exactly how to make the story even better, giving voice to some of the caracthers that we didnt had the chance to hear. Past, "present" and future, diferente of some books out there, adding things to the main story. Its not boring or repetitive like some books out there!.Score: 5/5

My heartThis series is by far one of the greatest things I have ever lost sleep for..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book was way more than I ever could have expected. Before isn't just a retelling of the first After book in Hardins point of view. It's so much more. It will take you on an emotional roller coaster, but it's totally worth it. I'm sad that the series is complete but it's been a fun journey and I can't wait to see what Anna comes up with next (:.Score: 5/5

OmgThis is such a great book. It gets me to understand more about the characters and their stories. Now I feel bad for hating molly..Score: 5/5

AmandaI absolutely LOVE the After Series and I can not wait to see the film because I will probably cry!💕😂.Score: 5/5

LoveeeeeeeRead all the books so I hope this won't disappoint me.Score: 5/5

Great bookLoved revisiting these characters.Score: 5/5

I love Anna!!!:)This book is great I love it and Anna so much! I'm so proud of her and all she's accomplished in such a short amount of time!!.Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing like always! This book is just so great❤️.Score: 5/5

The perfect explanations!Explains everyone’s stories and then some!!!.Score: 5/5

Can’t get enoughCouple is a great mix.Score: 4/5

Why?After over 50 bucks I’m asking myself why? I suppose it’s like having to look at a terrible car accident. Now I have to find a book that justifies my ability to read..Score: 4/5

AmazingAmazing.Score: 5/5

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Love itBeen waiting for this ❤️🙂.Score: 5/5

I would have liked to read about Tessa and Hardin fairy tale wedding!I wanted to read about Tessa and Hardin’s beautiful wedding with their family present..Score: 3/5

AfterLove!.Score: 5/5

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