I'm going to come right out and say that there's nothing really noteworthy about Before. I think that it's a good introduction novel to the Betwixt series (which I haven't started), but I didn't find anything about this really grabbing.
Dale was an interesting enough character - I actually relate to him. I understand a lot of what he's going through (as a teenage rebel), but I also don't. I don't take things that far, and I guess that makes it a bit hard for me to really like him. I knew what was going to happen to him early on, but I didn't really want to believe him.
Towards the end, I really didn't relate to him anymore. I am very curious to see where the story will be going from here, though. All in all, Before was a good introductory novel, but I didn't love it. I'm definitely interested to continue the story, though! (Sorry for the super short review - I don't really have much to say, and it was a super short read!)