Chongfei Manual

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Before her rebirth, Wei Luo was an innocent little girl.

After rebirth, she appeared lovable on the outside but was a different person on the inside.

Those who learned of her true nature yielded to her.

Only the prince regent regarded her as a treasure; no matter how much he pampered her, it was not enough for him.

Anything she wanted, he gave her, including the princess position that she didn’t want, which he stubbornly pushed onto her.

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Pampered Concubine's Manual
Sủng phi sử dụng sổ tay
User Guide to Pampering a Consort
宠妃使用手册
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Recommendations
Chu Wang Fei (8)
The Princess Wei Yang (8)
Eight Treasures Trousseau (8)
Mei Gongqing (7)
The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage (7)
To Be A Virtuous Wife (5)

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05/24/18 Fuyu Neko c144
05/23/18 Fuyu Neko c143.2
05/23/18 Fuyu Neko c143.1
05/22/18 Fuyu Neko c142.2
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05/20/18 Fuyu Neko c140.2
05/19/18 Fuyu Neko c140.1
05/19/18 Fuyu Neko c139.2
05/18/18 Fuyu Neko c139.1
05/17/18 Fuyu Neko c138.2
05/16/18 Fuyu Neko c138.1
05/16/18 Fuyu Neko c137.2
05/15/18 Fuyu Neko c137.1
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Piggychan
New Piggychan rated it
May 24, 2018
Status: c143.2
This is such a cute and refreshing story. It doesn't deserve one star rating, like come on. Even if you don't like the storyline, the 'world' the author created is enough for it to get a decent rating star. The whole details make me in awe.

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Activate your ancient setting mind. There's nothing wrong for an adult man (in the ancient Chinese era) marrying a 15 years old girl (which is a marriageable age). Also there's nothing wrong for the ML to keep an eye on the MC practically for 10 years before he got to marry her. Hubby gotta keep future wifey in the palm of his hand or else someone will try to steal her, no?

ML is a sucker for MC. Their scenes together are so adorable (and naughty) if you don't consider their age differences (again, turn on your ancient era mind). The kissing scenes tho /Lord/

Ps. Forget all the antagonist characters, the one that needs a beating is the emperor. The empress deserves more than him ugh somebody kick him for me.

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jellybeanhater
New jellybeanhater rated it
May 20, 2018
Status: c98
This series is pretty much the same old overrated, standard rebirth revenge story about the typical self-insert, Mary Sue type character who has everything practically falling at her feet...... a loving father and brother, standard rich noble family, standard "jaw -dropping" beauty, standard OP black-bellied, domineering, cold-hearted to everyone except the MC ML.

The fact that she was reborn again after dying in her previous life is also kind of redundant in regards to the MC's personality or the actual story line; furthermore she is inconsistent, narrow-minded, self-righteous, ruthless and honestly... more>> kind of a bitch who just has everything conveniently fall into her lap because plot armour. Not to mention the predatory nature of the romance between a 13 year old girl and a 22 year old GROWN ADULT MAN in which he takes advantage of the unbalanced power dynamic and her immaturity to "eat her tofu" without consent. The ML is like any typical ML that you'd find in chinese light novels, except with the added PEDO factor. <<less
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celtywho
celtywho rated it
January 9, 2017
Status: c171
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This is a pretty good novel to read, kind of similar to Mei Gongqing, Princess Wei Yang, and Chu Wang Fei. I really like the MC~ cute but very cunning lol like a sly fox. It's a HE, the relationship between the MC and main lead is greaaaaat + palace drama. I would like to add that I'm very satisfied with the ending~ annnd I'm so glad the author included those extras. Anyways, 10/10 would recommend this novel :]

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dysry
dysry rated it
May 1, 2016
Status: --
The MC lived a life of suffering, having been caught off guard as a child and abandoned by her stepmother. Dying at 15, she reincarnates as her 6 year old self and is able to fend for herself with her developed mental age. Chongfei Manual is pretty much just another female do-over story that’s not too shabby if you don’t mind following a very, very young girl around. The main differences are that:
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1. The story begins when she’s 6. And she meets the 15 year old male lead a few chapters in... And they go around picking fights with under 10s. Mentally they’re the same age but physically... He doesn’t fall at first sight but a lot of affections did emerge during puberty (hers coz he’s near the end of his) and they spend the middle of the story just waiting it out until she’s legal.

2. It starts out rather quick since the story begins with the female lead getting her revenge on like 3 people coz she didn’t live that long. It’s not extremely calculated, but fast and ruthless, getting the job done. However, after that it’s just the male lead watching over her until she’s old enough to marry, going through puberty, other people’s relationships and a bit of politics at the very end.

3. The female lead doesn’t actively hate her father and every other woman in the story. She actually has more than 1 female friend, while her father’s bias towards her is why her step mother hates her. Though her father is still disappointing – the only reason her half-sister ended up so badly was because both parents failed her, but at least her mother actually cares.

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Similar stories: Overall the story takes after The Princess Wei Yang at the start, the second half of Mei Gongqing near the middle (where nothing happens) and To Be a Virtuous Wife near the end. Though the outcomes for many characters resemble Chu Wang Fei. It's not a bad read, but you get the same results reading the stories listed.

Additional: I wonder why it wasn't titled Wife Spoiling Manual/How to Spoil a Wife. <<less
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chamchaworld
chamchaworld rated it
December 8, 2016
Status: c22
Kind of Princess Wei Yang story but she didn't have Wei Yang cruelness. It's still in chapter 22, but compared with Princess Wei Yang or Mei Gongqing, Chongfei Manual is more lighhearted.

I like how she's trying to protect her twin brother, since other novel MC is usually an only child (from same parent), it's refreshing to see a MC that fighting for her sibling too.
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Xoxopixie
Xoxopixie rated it
January 18, 2018
Status: c50
There are so many problems with this novel, I don't understand why it is as popular as it seems to be.

First of all I can't get over how creepy the ML is. I'm not even one to mind large age gaps, but she's far too young when he started his 'doting' on her.

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Seventeen year old guy with no obvious mental deficiencies flirting with a six year old. Orders bodyguards to stalk said 6 year old. Bullies other little kids for her. I dropped it.

Picked it up again because I kept hearing people recommend it.

13 years old, he's 22 or 23. Kept her in his mind for 2 years while he was away, still has bodyguards stalking her. Gets jealous over other guys around her.

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And the author's notes don't reassure you. Like yeah, Zhao jie is supposed to be such a romantic hero hitting on a little kid. Like we're so missing him when he doesn't turn up for a few chapters

Song L is with all his hormonal thinking is more natural - at least he's closer to her in age.

And then there's all the descriptions of the FL's 'beauty'. Her servants get creepy about even her feet. The 'little' feet of a 13 year old girl.

Not to mention her actual character - she has a host of growing personality disorders.

Also, the only way she seems to mature as she grows up is in her body. She's growing up as a vain vindictive little brat that's obsessed with looking pretty. I understand she was only 16 when she died the first time but what the hell, the only thing she seems to brought with her is a vengeful nature.

And then there's her creepy twin brother who acts like her lover more than a brother.

There's just too much wrong here for me to be able to carry on. Everybody's just too creepy <<less
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ludagad
ludagad rated it
June 18, 2016
Status: c80
Light-hearted story with fun kids doing funny stuff most of the time. There's a time skip later on, when the story turns more into the romance genre.
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Aris12
Aris12 rated it
October 11, 2017
Status: c37
This is best novel with little revenge. I love all about this novel especially MC, she is cute and ruthless when it's come to protect her brother. Male lead is caring and kind protective toward MC. Unlike other ml, he is best male lead. I like the way he tease MC. MC and ML are perfect couple.

worth to read
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Railman
Railman rated it
October 2, 2017
Status: c18
I consider myself an open minded person, I know that when it come to love age doesnt really matter, hell, I know 1 or 2 real life married couples with 7-8 year difference in age but I cant get my head around the idea of a 9th grade student flirting with a kindergarten, now it might have been a lil bit better if the male lead wasnt acting like your generic domineering, cunning character, but oh boy when he does the things he do it just gives me the creeps.

Another... more>> problem is the MC, we know she had a redo and is supposed to be quite knowledgeable for her age but I find myself pitying her younger sister more than her, she seems to be effectively using her knowledge and innocence to sow discord but never used it to gain favor and "NEW" allies, it feels like im watching an anti-protagonist in the making. So many problematic scenarios would've been easily avoided, now she's left with more enemies to deal with in the future, but hey you gotta keep the novel going right author?

The father, oh god, the father is probably the scummiest person in this novel, I just want to strangle him and cut his phallus just to end everything.

But hey, at least the novel is well written and the translation is probably above average 2 stars, plus another star for not torturing the readers by not fully translating the novel and leaving a bunch of footnotes at the bottom *looking at you chu wang fei*. <<less
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
March 2, 2017
Status: c27
This is a very entertaining story along the lines of other stories like Chu Fei Wang and Mei Gonging. We have a strong female protagonist who is reborn in a noble woman's body, struggles with a vicious household, and becomes involved with the imperial court.

However, this story is much more lively because the main character is in the body of a young child rather than a young/adult woman. She's reborn as her 6-year old self after dying at the age of 15, so she doesn't bring many memories or any... more>> over-powered skills. She's limited to her own determination to change her life -- and this makes the story much more believable.

The writing style is engaging, the pacing is good, and the translation quality is great. However, new chapters are released very slowly... I will write a more full review once the series progresses farther. For now, I think this series is great! <<less
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Matpatpat
Matpatpat rated it
November 21, 2017
Status: c22
The premise does not at all justify the MC’s “intelligence” (in quotes because this is another case of “she’s so smart because everyone’s dumb). She was a 15 year old farmer/beggar when she died not an Empress or even just a young girl who actually grew up in a royal or noble household and knows Ancient Chinese Family machinations.

the timeline is so messy it’ll hurt your head. You’ve got ML who at like 12 was such a threat to the throne with his ambition he was sent away as a... more>> general or something *eyeroll* and returns in glory at like 15. The MC gets a stepbrother (who isn’t even born yet but she’s already antagonistic towards) who in the main timeline murdered someone and died in jail at the age of 8??? Also let’s not forget that he was a hedonistic lazy rich kid.

It also flip flops between making the MC our to be the smartest most beautiful and talented person to EVER exist while also trying to make her pitiful and sympathetic. That’s why you’ll have contradicted information on how she’s both the most beautiful girl of her village but also so horrifically scarred by her Step mom’s murder attempt that her family wouldn’t recognize her...

MC is so needlessly antagonistic and basically sh*tty that you feel more sympathetic and root people she DOESNT like over her. Her Step sister is a sh*tty spoiled brat but she’s a 5-YEAR OLD. Her mom JUST got isolated from the family and of course she’s going to lash out. They try to justify MC’s sh*ttiness to her sister by say “she knew about her mom’s scheme” but if I were 5 and I had a sister who my dad and brother treated 100000000x better than me and everyone favored who also ignored and was rude to me then if I’m mom told me she was never coming back then I’d be over the moon! BECUASE IM 5! MC also has really negative feelings for her fiancé not ML who during his short intro seems like a pretty upstanding dude. You know why she doesn’t like him? Because in the first timeline after she goes missing at 6 years old he’s engaged to her sister 10 years later... yeah. An arranged marriage didn’t fall through so he’s married to another daughter of the household. Oh the shame. Oh the betrayal. And I’m sorry but he only knew you when you were 6, was he supposed to carry a torch for a child?

This story is just annoying and the high score Legit boggles my mind. <<less
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Amsir
Amsir rated it
September 11, 2017
Status: Completed
Earlier I read the English translation till ch.30 and could wait for more. As the translator stopped translating it, I went ahead and read the raw...

It's one of my favourite novel....

I love how the female uses her cleverness to counter the situation.. how she adapts to change of circumstances of the story and love how the male lead does things for her in the dark even without her asking for and how he love her unconditionally...

... more>> It was a must read novel...

Even if I know the story.. am reading the translation again <<less
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amelya85
amelya85 rated it
June 15, 2016
Status: c15
I've finished reading this novel by using google translate (somehow I managed to understand the main story) and I highly recommend reading this. It's a happy ending and the story is more laid back and relaxed compared to chu wang fei or princess wei yang. It focuses mainly on the relationship between the main leads with a little bit of palace drama
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annkanni
annkanni rated it
August 31, 2017
Status: Completed
First read the English translations until chapter 30, then braved through the raws to complete it.

At 171 chapters total, CFM can be considered a very short read compared to many other similar novels that run at a marathon pace. Plus, it's a HE.

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Wei Lou goes through harrowing experiences in her past life and dies at the age of 15. After being reborn as her 6-year old self, she tries to change her fate, but what can a little girl do? Covertly trying to seek the help of then 15-year old Zhao Jie by grabbing his attention in a most permanent way, this starts the chain of events that bring them together.

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I like how smart the MC is and how devoted the ML is. By far my favourite novel. <<less
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18Yuki
18Yuki rated it
June 30, 2017
Status: Completed
Status: Chapter 106

One of the few Chinese novels you can read through google translate and understand the story. You won't miss any major details. The story isn't as dramatic as Reborth of the Malicious Empress but while it has a few darker undertones at the beginning the story gradually becomes lighter and focuses on Wei Luo's relationship with Zhao Jie (Jing Wang). It's a well paced romance ... more>>
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You can easily see the gradual development of Wei Luo and Zhao Jie's romance, as of chapter 105 they've just gotten engaged since Wei Luo is now at the 'marriageable age' of 14 and Zhao Jie is 23 and Wei Luo and Song Hui's engagement has been broken off about 10-20 chapters before, to be married in a year

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and their interactions are just too adorable for words! Although it should be noted that they have a 9-year age gap which might turn some people off but it is in fact very normal especially in historical novels. If you like To be a Virtuous Wife, Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage and Eight Treasure Trosseau then I highly recommend this. It's the type of light novel you can read per and over and over again and not get bored even if you know what will happen.

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Towards the end the story becomes quite slow, since Zhang Jie's pursuit of Wei Luo is the main highlight of the novel but it is still too adorable for words. They got married around chapter 124 and Wei Luo got pregnant at around chapter 150-160, but the best part has to be how the characters stay true to themselves. There isn't as much drama as there could be about Wei Luo and Wei Changhong's mother, Jiang Miaolan, and I could say that is a minor loose end to the story but what I loved most is that Wei Luo and Changhong didn't suddenly cave in when she appeared, married to another man and certainly alive. Jiang Miaolan is pitiable in some ways but in the end she left her children alone, with a step mother that would loathe them, and came back to the city expecting them not to be there. (Ok, that might sound a bit harsh than it is, the last part anyway, but read and you will see.) My only disappointment is that Wei Lou's interactions with Wei Kun (her father) was pretty much nonexistent after her childhood phase, which while reasonable is still kind of unsatisyfing since her close relationship with him was nice family fluffy. Oh, and Changhong didn't appear much either... The most satisfying thing though is how each villain gets there due (although try not to hate on Li Song too much, Wei Luo gives back a 100 for every 1 and honestly I like him more then Song Hui his character has more dimension and there are 2 extra chapters at the end which just make you sympathise more with him), Wei Luo doesn't pull any punches and Zhao Jie is there for her every step of the way.

Lastly, if you're wondering if Wei Luo ever tells Zhao Jie she pretty much traveled back in time, (look away now if you don't want to be spoiled on this) she does in the 3rd and last extra chapter. In the first two extras Li Song is the one who travels back in time to when Li Xiang was 14 (I think) but.... it was in Wei Lou's original world. Guess what happens? (I won't spoil that) but to not kiss and tell, Zhang Jie had a dream of that world with Li Song's world/time traveling and told Wei Luo who told him her's.

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Munya
Munya rated it
February 2, 2018
Status: c3
Really fed up by cruel and scheming stepmother and stepsisters plot... Why must use the same plot again and again? Why dont use a different style..? Like... The MC reborn as the step mother or step sister, etc... From a cruel and scheming mother change to be a good and protective mother who loves the children of the house equally..? Who tries her best to protect the children from imperial family etc...

I think it will be refreshing... All the stories here are about poor stepdaughter point of view...

Need refreshment here...... more>> Hope the author will be more creative and open to new trend... <<less
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MondSemmel
MondSemmel rated it
January 16, 2018
Status: c44.2
I enjoy reading about vindictive protagonists, and I mostly enjoyed the story, to boot. I'm also aware that not every story can be fluffy or happy-go-lucky. That said, something about this story rubs me the wrong way:

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It's a relive-your-life plot, with the protagonist knowing who will harm her later... and the story treats anyone who would harm her in the future as irredeemably evil, and as deserving of revenge *before they have even done anything revenge-worthy*. Specifically, a significant part of the story is about Wei Luo, ~6 years old, bullying her half-sister, also ~6 years old - mostly because her half-sister's mother, i.e. Wei Luo's stepmother, actually does clearly evil stuff. Her half-sister may not be a good person when she grows up, and they may not be happy siblings... but from my perspective, she's still utterly undeserving of this pre-emptive revenge.

Basically, vindictive protagonists are fine; but I was quite disturbed by a) all the bullying of child antagonists (the step-sister isn't just mistreated by Wei Luo, but also by their father, which is just wtf) and b) a time-travel story full of revenge for stuff that hasn't happened yet, or that will happen in the future. Somehow, people Wei Luo recalls as evil are treated as rotten to the core. Evil is pre-determined, and redemption is impossible.

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I really am not on board with that. <<less
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Khushi Blue
Khushi Blue rated it
December 10, 2017
Status: c56
This novel is one of my favorite. I like this story far than chu wang fei and military empress. This novel don't have much scheming. There isn't dramatic, it's good story that's make you falls for few chapters. It's good story for people who love slice of life with little revenge. MC avoid her bad ending or scheming of her stepmother in few chapters. Her stepmother fate she live separated from MC family or was divorced by her father and lost child or mc's father, he give step mother child... more>> to MC aunt to taste her own medicine for selling MC. <<less
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New Moon
New Moon rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: c55
One of best cute fluffy romance novel that hooked you in. I love this novel. Unlike other novel, this novel solved problem fast, ML is overprotected toward MC. He is caring toward MC. He is perfected man for MC. MC is quite dense when it's come to feeling. She is cute ruthless and overprotected toward her brother.

i like this couple they are perfect couple to me. Great story well translated. Worth to read this novel.
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slay_mithos
slay_mithos rated it
November 20, 2016
Status: c22
Until now, this novel is quite different from the other "time travel to young self" novels, as it includes very little actual revenge.

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The step-mother that tried (and more or less succeeded in the previous life) to sell her to slavers is just confined at home and the people that raised her only to bury her alive weren't a target either, even though she could have used the laws against them as they were more or less selling narcotics to unsuspecting young noble ladies for years.
In addition to this, she tries to help the people in her family that she knew would end up having troubles.

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That is not to say that she doesn't want revenge, but it's not like the usual novels where the protagonist would commit murder and/or plot against quite a large amount of people.

It's more or less a light hearted version of those novels, where a little girl goes back to her family and lives well, instead of facing the hardships she had to face in her previous "life".

Obviously, it could change later on, but that's the feeling that the story gives at chapter 22.

The writing is correct and the translation decent, so it's easy to start reading and find out a bit later that you read 15 chapters when you only intended to take a peek at the story. <<less
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: c17
PSA: Click on the latest chapter link and browse the story from there, the links to the early chapters are outdated as the translator had changed websites.

Time travel revenge story. The premise lies in the fact that the MC had returned to a 6-year old and uses her foreknowledge to change events in her favour. She also manages to inadvertently attract the attentions of someone powerful, which adds an unknown element into her plans.

The side characters are quite one-dimensional. Other reviewers have noted the MC's father as being distant or... more>> somewhat uncaring until the MC's revelations but that is just how the story goes in such a genre. The antagonists are like a list of tropes, the evil stepmother, the spoiled stepsister, skeptical relatives, disrespectful servants. A twist is that the father's love simply pushed the antagonists even further, yet the MC is more than happy to see it happen. The appeal in such stories is seeing how the disadvantaged MC (in this case, being so young) turns the tables against her enemies. But one can argue that the enemies were deliberately incited.

I like how the MC is portrayed consistently as a mature (and vicious) mind who hides well behind a childish facade, unlike some stories where we're suppose to believe a young kid could blatantly outsmart everyone else (eg, the much maligned Close Combat Mage).

Decent storytelling of the familiar, somewhat let down by the slow pace of translations which are actually nicely done. <<less
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SunsetChaos
SunsetChaos rated it
July 10, 2016
Status: c17
Merciless evil genius yandere taking revenge for herself. It almost makes you want to pity the antagonists.

Actually, you should only pity the little sister, not the step mother. The little 5 year old sister is the most pitiful, since it's not her fault her mother is like that. It's her fault if she grows up to be like her mother, but since this is the MC's second chance in life, hopefully the MC will influence her to turn out to be a better person than the previous life.

The MC... more>> is great and capable, the story isn't boring. What more reasons do you need to read this? <<less
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