Over the past decade, I have been apart of a group of people who have fantasized over the most popular boyband known as One Direction.
Yep, that was me. I was one of those girls who had J-14 posters of the Jonas Brothers, One Direction and Justin Bieber plastered all over my bedroom wall. I even went as far as reading fanfiction, which is where I stumbled upon my favorite book series that is now a major hit today.
The “After” series by Anna Todd, is not only a book series that follows the lives of two college students, Tessa Young and Hardin Scott, but it also came to life to the big screens last year.
The first movie “After,” was released last April, had girls all over the world wanting more of the main character Hardin Scott, who was originally portrayed by the infamous Harry Styles in the fanfiction.
Todd’s “After We Collided,” which is the sequel to the enticing drama, is now coming to the big screens later than originally anticipated. While some fans across the world have had the chance to watch the next chapter in the lives of Tessa and Hardin, the United States will have to wait another three weeks.
Todd has been referred to as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.”
The “After” series follows the love story between two young adults Tessa and Hardin. Tessa, just moving into college with hopes of having no distractions, meets Hardin Scott.
The books and film delve into numerous problems that young adults and teens face, such as partying, sex, alcoholism, betrayal and emotional abuse.
In my opinion, the books do a much better job at portraying just how emotionally abusive and toxic Tessa and Hardin’s relationship truly is. There were times I had to put the book down because just reading their arguments would leave me emotionally drained and infuriated.
The movie is set to be released on Oct. 23.
The premier of the first movie “After” produced $69.7 million dollars from worldwide distribution. Of that amount, $12.2 million dollars was from the United States and $57.6 million was fromthe rest of the world.