After #1 Mødet
Series: After #1
Author: Anna Todd
Published in English: 2014
Dansk titel: Mødet
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Forlag: People’s Press
Finished Reading: Februar 2020
Genre: Young Adult & Contemporary
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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, tattoos, and lip ring, 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?
What type of person likes this book? Frankly, I can’t tell, since there was nothing likeable about anything in this book. I heard from many people that they liked this shit, and I was curious as to know why, and let me tell you, that the only reason I completed this book was that I was too tired to choose a different one and typically only read at night now.
My main issue with this book. Oh, main issue, I got so many so I’ll have to choose. The amount of slut-shaming, mental abuse, poor written sex scenes are all bad, but that is not the main issue. The issue at hand here is how the book literally promoted emotionally abusive relationships. Hardin is the worst character I’ve ever had the displeasure of getting to know. He is completely rude and does some inexcusable things – sometimes only to hurt Tessa on an emotional level. How can you get yourself to write a character that are so cruel, controlling and such a bully.
I’m not putting this book under the category of romance, because there really isn’t anything. Its empty words, and fighting, and once you finally think you’ll get to the romantic part it’s all about sex.
Anna Todd promotes this kind of abusive relationship apparently, because it’s not something that happens once or twice, but repeatedly throughout the entire book, which surpasses 500 pages.
The book is terribly written – not grammatically but the overall feel of the book is just one big mess.
I’m not going to recommend this to anyone, because it’s just a waste of time. If you like erotic books there’s plenty that doesn’t slut shame, if you like romance then there’s a million of other options out there – Twilight for instance.
I seriously can’t believe this has become so popular, what is wrong with people.