Before is the final book of Anna Todd’s After series. This book gives some insight into a few of the characters’ lives before After takes place and provides a retelling of the beginning and end of Tessa and Hardin’s relationship through Hardin’s point of view.
This book wasn’t as entertaining as the others in the series, and Todd’s writing seemed to have regressed into what it was in After, after her writing seemingly improved in the other books. Despite that, it was interesting to peek into Hardin’s mind while the events of After were taking place; getting to fully understand his intentions and know the reasons behind his actions made his character seem somewhat less erratic. Knowing the intentions of other characters such as Steph was also intriguing. The thing that I enjoyed most about this book was learning about different characters’ pasts, especially Molly’s. Overall, this book didn’t add much to the series, and it was okay, but not great. 3.5 stars.