A Lucky Coin

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A seventeen-year-old depressed teen, whose mother died at an early age and whose father often disappears, meets a small stuttering boy frequently abused by his family and bullied by schoolmates. Day by day, they become each other’s sole friend, with gradual sparks of admiration. But the tumultuous course of life does not permit them a peaceful existence. The past surfaces, and the feelings of the two boys quietly change…

A mysterious past. A roving existence. Two insecure teenagers.

After both their fathers go missing, a detailed investigation begins to peel back the layers of the truth– what will the future hold for Yan Hang, who disappears without a word, and the kind-hearted Chu Yi? When they meet again years later, what path will they take?

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Yīgè gāng bèng er
一个钢镚儿
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
09/15/21 Jupiter Translations c16
08/24/21 Jupiter Translations c15
07/03/21 Jupiter Translations c14
06/22/21 Jupiter Translations c13
04/08/21 Jupiter Translations c12
03/29/21 Jupiter Translations c11
02/13/21 Jupiter Translations c10
02/13/21 Jupiter Translations c9
12/31/20 Jupiter Translations c8
11/21/20 Jupiter Translations c7
10/29/20 Jupiter Translations c6
10/16/20 Jupiter Translations c5
09/21/20 Jupiter Translations c4
09/14/20 Jupiter Translations c3
08/31/20 Jupiter Translations c2
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Applesmylife
Applesmylife rated it
September 18, 2020
Status: --
AHHHHH finally the novel is being translated!!! I've read the webcomic and I love it! Now I can read the original novel too!!

Its a really heartwarming story, and the characters are so lovable!!! Give it a try you won't regret it!!
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deelnefire
deelnefire rated it
September 25, 2020
Status: c4
THIS SO SWEET. Ahahah.

You won't find an actual shounen ai, I thought this one is more 'friendship' than 'romantically things'. But this story is so sweet. I like their interaction. :"
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Celissiye
Celissiye rated it
December 12, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating: 4.6

This story is a cream of the crop example of the slice-of-life genre. I mean yeah there's a slight mystery element and drama at the start, but in the end the majority of the novel is about maturing to adulthood and finding a place to call home.

The writing of the characters and realism was phenomenal. Of course, if it was only 'we're going to highschool and then working a part-time job', you know, the daily routine, I would still be bored, but there is just enough sadness and... more>> tension in the plot, especially in the first part, that it kept me hooked to read through their entire journey. The mystery aspect isn't the main focus of the story either (even if it's listed in the genres), but after I finished the first arc I pretty much had to get to the end because of it, even if the middle did drag at times in excitement.
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The MC's father, who is actually a very interesting and likeable character, goes missing

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There was only one instance that lacked any sense of realism --
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when the ML was stabbed because he was talking on the phone with the MC, who happened to choose that moment to confess to the ML, which made the ML distracted. lol but I mean it wasn't so cringe that I'm gonna dock star ratings for it.

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The mood and conversations between the MC, ML, and side characters in this novel just flows so casually with tons of humorous dialogue. MC has a stutter and lived through domestic abuse, and the ML has insomnia and depression. Neither is perfect. The MC and ML's fathers are both interesting characters on their own as well. It was nice to see family relationships included and rather complex
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These two fathers both had very different reactions to the MC and ML 'coming out'. It was bittersweet.

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One complaint I have is that the mystery portion never comes into big play, don't expect these two to go around fighting baddies and solving crimes. They don't have the resources or ability to investigate the main 'mystery'. It's more like they just occasionally dragged into the conflict or another character gives them a clue/updates them about said mystery status, until it is neatly resolved within the last 20 chapters. This does help keep the realism aspect going, but it felt like the middle half of the novel got a bit boring... because at that point the MC had already matured as a person and the ML had also collected his emotions, so there really was little going on besides normal stuff.

What I enjoyed most was the banter and interactions between the MC and the ML. The MC is like a clumsy and lovable dog. He is extremely loyal and dedicated to the MC for reasons that are understandable, but grows into a stronger character as the story progresses, to the point that he's almost unrecognizable from the sad mess of a human he was as the start of the story. The ML is rather sarcastic and humour, but has a very gentle side towards the MC. Their relationship just feels equal and harmonious, and the novel never gets too caught up in the plot that this romance seems side-tracked. They are a switch couple.

Read if you want a story with a very equal relationship and entertaining dialogue, along with the melancholy of growing up under pressing (but realistic) circumstances, such as poverty or depression. <<less
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Eggplant Lady rated it
April 5, 2021
Status: --
I am currently reading the manhua and it is soooooooo good !The realationship between those two can't be separated with words. If you are thinking "should I read ?" then don't think too much and start reading !!!! And I am glad this novel get the translation. Thank you for picking this up translator.

I am waiting for more update and hope this will get fast update.
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pHantomRJ
pHantomRJ rated it
June 22, 2021
Status: c1
Oh My Goodness. A new update after months of waiting. Thank you translator-sama.

To be honest I've read just 2 chapters and looks promising. I am piling up the chapters because I do not like to wait for updates every day.
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