Dear My Friend

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No more pushovers!

The main character in Maristella’s life was her friend Dorothea. Maristella was no more than a supporting role, and she struggled and sacrificed herself for her friend’s happiness, only to be betrayed in return.

Dorothea threw Maristella to her death for her own benefit.

“We’re friends, Marie.”

It was Maristella who died miserably.

“So make a concession, will you?”

As I watched Dorothea sacrifice her “friend”, I vowed never to have a miserable ending like that novel.

“You don’t seem like the person I know. It’s like you’re a different person.”

“I decided I would not be subservient to Dorothea anymore.”

I wouldn’t be as kind-hearted as Maristella. So this time I won’t suffer, Dorothea.

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Xiliqs
Xiliqs rated it
August 18, 2020
Status: c28
This novel started pretty good (and the promo made a good job convincing me to read it). However, after a few chapters, I realised that the story was pretty bland and predictable. I didn't like any characters, the romance seems forced and the FL is too dense (for someone that is supposed to be smart and cunning).

I don't really think anyone should waste their time reading this... The other work by the same author Muso is much better than this. Yeah, I am talking about Lady to Queen.
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AweSsam
AweSsam rated it
July 5, 2020
Status: c28
I started reading this novel after I read the one shot manwha of it which I really really liked. However, the novel itself isn't actually as amazing as the one shot made it to be, but at the same time, it isn't as horrible as other novels.

The novel is plenty readable, and I don't not recommend reading it, because I think many people would like this type of thing. It has all of the characteristics of a basic villainess novel, except this time she isn't a villainess, but instead the... more>> friend of the main protagonist of the original book. In the book, she was treated unfairly by the main protagonist and died at her hands. Now, Maristella doesn't want to die like she died in the book, so she tries to escape from her "destiny" as a supporting character who dies at the end. But as a person who has read many many villaness manwhas and novels, I think that this novel is really underwhelming.

If it makes sense, I don't see anything else "major" happening in the novel. The novel is pretty boring now lol. There are two love interests, but we all know she's gonna end up with the crown prince anyway (because the ML has to be the one which has a higher social standing). The only problem left in the story is Dorothy (the OG FL and "bestfriend" of Maristella) who continues to bug Maristella, but the thing is, they're not even friends anymore. There's literally nothing left to the story. Odeletta (i think that's her name?) might have a possible problem with Maristella since she is interested in the Crown Prince, who happens to like Maristella, but that's it. Other than that, I don't see anything else happening, other than the obvious fight between the Duke and the Crown Prince for Maristella. And we all know who Maristella is going to pick.

Of course, I would have liked it more if she ended up with the Duke, but she won't, which is pretty saddening. The Crown Prince is not too bad, but the thing is, I don't understand how he detests Dorothy now when he should have been acquainted with her personality in the original book already... because the thing is Dorothy isn't even a "white lotus" type of character, she actually thinks that her actions are acceptable and so she doesn't even hide her horrible personality from other people. She's just dumb honestly, and not even cunning like villains in other novels. Also, even if the Crown Prince didn't know her true nature before, it should have been obvious how she treated others in front of him (Dorothy literally has no common sense and actually thinks her manners are acceptable) !!! It just doesn't make sense to me how all of a sudden he detests her for her actions, when in the original timeline he literally didn't care???

So all in all, it isn't a horrible book, and if you want to spend your time just reading something for fun, read this! Otherwise, there are way better novels with more differing characteristics out there. <<less
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flamingorangesoof
flamingorangesoof rated it
June 12, 2020
Status: --
It started out good but everything went downhill from there. This is boring and other than the fact that the best friend is evil, it’s literally the same. And guess what the ML is a crown prince, wow I never saw that coming, plot twist of the century.
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Ilana
Ilana rated it
September 10, 2020
Status: c70
The beginning was interesting mainly due to how much the villain sucked but now with her out of the picture everyone is so flat and boring. MC is a major Mary Sue and the MLs fall in love with her for no reason.... gahhh I read everything but reading the later chapters feels more like a chore then an enjoyable escape.
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lih_lua0
lih_lua0 rated it
May 10, 2020
Status: c17
I am still at the beginning but so far I like it. This novel has potential to be a good one. I like that the FL is standing up to Dorothea (her friend and bully). This can come across as an absurd situation where you have a friend who doesn't always wishes your best. But, it can be real I have come across toxic people like that, and if you are too naive you can be in a position where you don't really know what to do. It's refreshing that... more>> she is not innocent, and has her own plans. Although Maristella (the FL) is a little slow at romance :). I have not met the Duke yet, but can only imagine there is a love in the near future. I am not a fan of love triangles, but let's see how the story goes...

Give it a try! You will like it <<less
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Honeydew Summer
Honeydew Summer rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: c2
This really has a potential. Smart and quick-witted MC. I'm really looking forward for the face-slapping scene of the 2-faced and shameless "best friend"
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deadLights
deadLights rated it
July 9, 2020
Status: c12
Annoying trope of switching around the main characters. Honestly, I was not impressed after the party and her meeting the prince. I just couldn’t muster up any energy to finish reading this.
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Mmie
Mmie rated it
May 29, 2020
Status: v1
I finished volumn one and have to say that this is a boring series so far... Not much happened at all after a whole volumn.. Yea FL stands up for herself but she isn't the original maristella so you can't say that there is any character development. MLs are one dimensional and boring as well..
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bookiecookie
bookiecookie
May 9, 2020
Status: --
This plot summary lot like 'i refuse to be a supporting character' which beginning was really cool but went downhill after ML lead introduced. I hope this'll be differ.

edit

this gets boring by every update well lets if authour purpousfully saving thrilling stuff for later use.
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ike_00000
ike_00000 rated it
August 10, 2020
Status: c50
Everything about this story and all these characters are flat honestly. I see the author made some attempts to have "interesting & complex" characters, but it's just too fanciful. All the plot developments are so cringey, and the MLs fall for her for literally no reason. It's also weird from the beginning how the "original" novel could've possibly happened; why on earth would anyone read that type of story? It just feels like author had everyone good to MC be good and everyone bad to MC be bad. Romance is... more>> one-dimensional, conversations are SO awkward I just want to cringe (MC "gives an awkward smile" like 5 times every chapter).

That said, translations are good! That alone makes this story more readable than many others. I see how many people would like this story; it SCREAMS shoujo, so if that's your type of story you will certainly enjoy this. <<less
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ardills
ardills rated it
August 10, 2020
Status: --
this reeks shoujo-ish rather than josei... there's no deep characterization.. but I decided to wait and see, since I was captivated by the earlier plot which is magically realistic, a trait that lacking in many novel of the same boat.. Unfortunately the plot soon go downhill from the second meeting between MC n ML.. I just can't read it anymore..

the characterization lack common sense, which ruined everything for me.. this is just ironic absurd cliche, a personality cannot have two sides of a single coin lest she has identity disorder..... more>> noo.. this is common cons of shoujo-ish novel..

the ML is flat boring, seemingly a doll that move conveniently along the plot.. <<less
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nabilah145
nabilah145 rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: --
at first time I read this story I think it's so interesting and good, but it's start suck in the middle of story like how can the FL so dense?? Even to simple thing. The plot too slow and the relationship between characther is really terrible and don't have any progress.
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Lili1478
Lili1478 rated it
June 10, 2020
Status: c15
I overall enjoyed this novel and am excited to read more of it as it updates.

It starts out as the usual getting transmigrated into the cannon fodder supporting character story, but it has its own twist. The heroine is an overall terrible person and the MC, Marie, is striving to get out of her toxic relationship with her and avoid her tragic end. The MC is also not obsessed with ML which is also a plus. The ML thankfully has a semblance of a personality and is not the usual... more>> Dark Haired Cold Hearted Vegetable that is usually the case when it comes to MLs.

Haven't been introduced to the 2nd ML who will usually just hanging in the friend zone forever yet. Poor 2nd ML. They are usually better than ML when in terms of personality but they never get the time of day.

But who am I to judge.

Main Characters love men who are basically emotionally stunted vegetables. <<less
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ymmesh
ymmesh rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: c2
This really got a potential novel. The renewed strong and witty MC, ready to take on the villain who pretends to be her "best friend" urgh! Looking forward to more witty confrontation and comebacks of the MC. Just love it.
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Mocona
Mocona rated it
September 29, 2020
Status: c79
At around ch 75++

The ignorance of the FL. And those talk of her cherishing her new friend turns to bullshit.

She goes behind her "cherished friend" and meet with the crown prince with no reason at all. LOL.

Fight with her "cherished friend" just because that friend asked her to not meet with crown prince. (Well.. if u really support her and had no feeling, why bother to fight, hypocrite)

Those talk support u and all just a bullshit. The FL slowly turn to be like "tr*shta" that ignorance of her...
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onlyshrouq
onlyshrouq rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: --
I read because the promo webtoon seems interesting and it was good in the beginning but after few chapters it become boring, same as other novels the FL doesn't recognize the ML feeling and he likes her for no reason (and this is annoying me while reading there is no specific reason) the only thing I like the most is FL character she is kinda strong woman.

it's good choice if you don't have something to read you can waste time on this.
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Yazzyreads
Yazzyreads rated it
January 22, 2021
Status: c47
Started off interesting because the fake friend character was so shamelessly delusional and the MC wasn't having it. But besides those good points my frustration grew with her. She's annoyingly dense and so easy to sway. I don't understand why the 2nd ML took an interest in her. (Even the first ML falling for her quickly made me side eye a little. But it was still a little more understandable.)

None of this is helped by the fact that this is one of those novels. The ones that are endlessly... more>> needlessly repetitive and keep coming back to the same points. Where conversations are stretched 4x longer because the same lines are repeateded over and over again.

"Oh I'm sorry for this thing."

"Not at all it's my fault. Let me make it up to you."

"No, no it's my fault."

"As I said, I insist that I recompensate you. No need for apologies."

"Oh my, but I made such a mess. I apologies again."

"Not at all. Here, let me make it up to you."

Ad nauseam. And then this one thing that happened 10 chapters ago is brought up AGAIN. And we're lovingly forced to reread this s*upid conversation.

Anyway. Disappointed since it started out interesting. Dropping it so I don't continue wasting me time. 😒 <<less
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rn_flac
rn_flac rated it
September 3, 2020
Status: c67
The promo webtoon of this novel really caught my interest BECAUSE DEYM THE ART IS GORGEOUS.

The start was good.

The story... it could have been good but... I'm kinda disappointed. It has so much potential.

... more>> But I think they made the original Heroine (DoroDoro) is sooo s*upid and annoying to make the MC (Mari) look good but tbh, she still look insensitive and selfish to me. She's too dense as well.

I hate Dorodoro but I don't like Mari either.

The only reason why I'm reading this is because of the Prince because this oh so pitiful prince loves Mari but he's also respect her and he sincerly care about her. He's not forcing his feelings at her as well. He's so perfect. A perfect man indeed.💕

Idk, I don't like the rest of the characters as well. I understand Ode but I don't people who force their feelings to someone who already love someone else and the duke... He's fishy but I don't like him that much since we still dunno his real intentions. But I like her sister.

Maybe if the sister is the MC of this novel, the story will be better lols. <<less
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carollsc
carollsc rated it
August 1, 2020
Status: c41
The story isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. It’s just kinda meh... the protagonist is just too dense and the story is progressing really slowly and getting more cliche. I don’t particularly like any of the characters and I feel like they aren’t gonna get any better. Haven’t gone too far into the story but I got bored of it so it’s a no no for me
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immapotit
immapotit rated it
July 6, 2020
Status: c25
this romance is good, like, he doesn't have a lot of drama (for now, I think) and I found him very pleasant despite that, lol I don't understand why people didn't like it, FL is funny and charismatic but lol
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