Fake Slackers

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After class placements were decided, the school’s two infamous ‘problem youths’ not only shared the same class, but the same desk.

They’re clearly good at studies, but pretend to be slackers. Fakers from head to toe who just keep walking farther down the path of their performance.

Hear on the grapevine about the two big brothers who always fight over the last place in class.

Basically, this is a serious comedy. About the little matters of growing up.

Associated Names
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Underachiever
Wei Zhuang Xue Zha
伪装学渣
偽裝學渣
Related Series
【Fake Slackers】 High School Dormitory (Alternate Story)
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12/16/19 Chaleuria c28
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73 Reviews


terri5fication
New terri5ficati
Jul 22, 2021
Status: c28
I might have rated this higher but I also didn't read the reviews on how you needed to pay to continue reading thus I was stuck. Do not get me wrong. I have paid for e-books and I am more than willing to give Kofi to translators because there is a lot of hard work that goes into it. But when a translator split a 112 chapters book into 2 volumes and charge full price for each "volume". I cannot support at all. Very very disappointed to be honest.
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yooa_12
New yooa_12
Jul 22, 2021
Status: extra 1 part1
ah, how do I begin to explain how much I loved this novel.

  1. The characters. Our protagonists are high schoolers 17 and 19 years old when we meet them, and they actually feel their age, even if they're more mature than their peers, they're still youngsters learning about life, making mischief and just being lost without knowing what they're gonna do with their lives. Another important detail is that this also applies to the rest of the class 3, they're so freaking adorable!
  2. Their relationship. As I said, they're very young, and this is their first love, they're learning how to treat each other but they also show that awkwardness of the first, the excitement, all those overwhelming feelings of being on your first romantic relationship are there, which in a way is a very innocent situation, I just feel very proud of them. They also grow together and support each other, they fight, they bicker, but they also talk and listen when they need to solve a problem.
  3. The plot. It was so attractive to me, two geniuses faking being slackers? Oof, bring it on! And it was cute, but I feel it was solved too fast, I would've loved a bit more of conflict and spicy stuff, this doesn't mean it's bad, not at all, it was a very light reading, and I enjoyed it.
So yes, in my opinion, there were minimal details that were lacking but so minimal that I don't care and give it 5 stars just for the sole reason that reading He Zhao and Xie Yu being in love made me so happy and fulfilling, so much fluffiness and zero angst. AND THE EXTRAS, JFC, I CRY!!!! THEY'RE MARRIED!!!!
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rakuu-en
rakuu-en
Feb 04, 2020
Status: Completed
I read this entirely in Chinese because a good part of Chinese fandom (as in, China) was in raptures over it and I was curious as to see the fuss.

At the end of reading it, my foremost thought is simply this: I'm old.

(I'm twenty-two, in case any one is actually wondering).

The language is fairly simple. There's a lot of humour. The characters are generally likeable and their interactions with each other are cute, even if I'm sure I've seen each of their tragic backstories lifted wholesale from a Korean... more>> drama before (sigh). The supporting cast (their classmates) are a riot as well. But.

Even though I came into this novel knowing full well it was going to be a high school romance, I guess I wasn't prepared to be reading a high school romance. These characters' main concerns are winning the inter-class sports competition and doing well on the national exam to get into a good university. If I recall correctly there's a Cultural Festival of sorts where the mains' class puts up a dance performance. They're in love and they think it's going to last a lifetime.

Which it may. God knows first loves only last forever when immortalised in the pages of a shoujo manga. Or the C-Novel equivalent with gays, which is this book. But I just look on that youthful optimism with a good deal of eye-rolling and cynicism, unable to suspend disbelief even within these mere 100+ pages of fiction.

I think you would enjoy this if you were fresh out of high school and teeming with hope for the future. Or a little more elderly, as long as you've retained some optimism and remain young at heart. As I am neither, reading this book felt not unlike how I imagine my parents would feel if they were to watch High School Musical at this point in time. Even as I type this I feel the mysterious urge to cluck my tongue and mutter under my breath about young people these days. So natural cynics take note. <<less
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Naeryn
Naeryn
Jul 10, 2020
Status: --
Awww... I arrived too late... T_T

For those like me who planned on reading this novel, you have to pay starting today for the translations. Chapters are free until ch29, then you have to buy 'carrots' to read the rest. Each chapter costs 8 carrots and there are 85 to buy, so you need 680 carrots and.. that's about 12$. (If I understood well)

The translators explain the reason why it became pay to read, still..

If only I had read it earlier!! Come cry with me-- boohoohoo
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Efu-sama
Efu-sama
Dec 04, 2019
Status: c76
I find this story a bit fresh, well because the MC and ML are still in high school LOL. It's time to clear my mind from my usual middle-aged iceberg ML LOL LOL LOL.

One thing I find it funny here is because MC and ML are both acting s*upid, no, they're earnestly competing the spot of the lowest grade in the school. Both of them also don't know that the other's a genius. So, when they got together later in the first half of the story, both of them... more>> worrying over each other bad grades, like : "what should I do, my lover is beyond help, he's so s*upid, I should help him to make his grade better..." BUT! what makes it hillarious is since they stil don't know that the other one is a genius, then their worry just turn out like this to each other : "what should I do.... my lover is acting like a wise smart person, urging me to study, while his own grade is actually even more worrisome than mine...."LOL! <<less
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potxki
potxki
Dec 04, 2019
Status: --
The story is worth the MTL effort. Still looking forward to the great translation the chaleuria team is doing because I probably missed a lot of details.

It's a story of two HS boys who became deskmates and faking their school rankings, trying their best to stay at the bottom of it. They also act as the perfect idiots in school, MC with his cold-face and i-can't-be-bothered attitude and ML with his charming, arrogant im-an-idiot-so-what facade.

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their acting are so good it came to the point when the two are dating and both of them are worried for the other one's future prospect. MC thought ML is a hopeless student, and vice versa. Like MC made a comprehensive reviewing plan for ML which he sent anonymously via email to ML while ML bought review books for MC which he left anonymously on MC's side of the desk, lmao.

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Each of them has their own reasons. When you're in that age, everything seems like a big deal and tend to do self-sacrificing things so the reasons are believeable.

Also, their classmates and friends and families are supportive and hilarious. There's really no big villains, just people being humans. The side characters are not one-dimensional and hilarious at times.

It's a really good read while I'm waiting for a strong typhoon to pass by. I hope the translator keeps up their good work. <<less
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k24_isavid
k24_isavid
Aug 06, 2020
Status: Completed
This five star review of mine is not an exaggeration. I have very high standards for BL novels, and I think that my rating had done the novel's quality justice.

The author clearly portrayed the essence of youth and the growth of the characters in the story. Their life changing decisions and how they handle situations. There was no unexpected twist and turns. The problematic side of the educational system had also been tackled as well as the students' complications about studying.

The solidity of their class that was formed through ups... more>> and downs had made the story even more captivating.

The first six chapters establishes the main character's situation in life, the things most important to him and how he usually solves his problems.

Overall, the story has been relaxing and greatly satisfying and has told a student like me that the future contains endless possibilities, have courage go off to even further places.

Happy reading everyone!! <<less
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kakaoing
kakaoing
Nov 02, 2019
Status: Completed
A cute, sweet, and funny story about two problem students and their school life together. I finished the entire story in Chinese, and it's really one of the best school life slice-of-life stories you can find. Both main characters are likable and endearing with interesting motivations, and the chemistry with each other is really charming and believable. Xie Yu is cold but inwardly soft, and He Zhao is ridiculous but has his serious moments; they work really well playing off each other. Their dynamic is compelling and leaves you wanting... more>> more even after you finish all the extras (which are highly satisfying and give you really interesting indications about their future together). I seriously recommend this web novel! <<less
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Blkdrgn001
Blkdrgn001
Dec 23, 2020
Status: c29
Be aware before you begin this novel: I didn't know the novel was pay-to-read from chapter 29 which is disappointing. (I won't read it because I experienced this thing once before, ambushed and forced to pay if I wanted to keep reading, I did pay, twice noticing the 2nd payment was more than the first... when the third payment demand popped up I was done. The amount demanded was more again, I wasn't even sure how many more times I would be extorted (I was USD$12 in at... more>> this time) and this was for the translation site - nowhere did it say the author would receive some of the purchase money.) Since then I won't pay, just kofi donations. How disappointing, I was really enjoying the gentle, slice of school life this novel offered. <<less
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sleepycaptions
sleepycaptio
Jul 13, 2020
Status: c62
I've dropped this novel so many times and at this point I don't see myself finishing it. It's not for me.

The MC and ML are lovable and the relationship between the two is great, it's a slow, mature, realistic relationship where the two go from strangers to lovers. It's very sweet.

The actual plot line however is slow, almost non-existent. I understand the focus is on school and for the two characters to fail their classes but it was boring to force myself to read through them doing so, or the... more>> reasons why they are the way they are. It wasn't badly written, just felt super tedious to read and care, and despite how much I love slow books I would have preferred this story to end faster.

TLDR; Overall still a good story but ultimately not for me. <<less
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Shortk
Shortk
Jul 10, 2020
Status: c45
Dropped...I just, think it's boring? I mean, it's just kind of dull?

I think people who really love slow slice of life will like this, but excuse me I also like slow slice of life?? Hello? I just really want to like this but it's just... Dull. It's trying to go somewhere while feeling not interesting and very much taking it's time doing very little in the meanwhile? Ah...I may be alone here....

Also HELLO THE LINKS DONT WORK STARTING FROM CH19? Anyone? No? um maybe I'm missing something here...
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just-add-oil
just-add-oil
Mar 12, 2020
Status: Completed
THIS IS A MUST READ!! ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS EVER!!!

I only found out they were translating this a moment ago, but I read it in Chinese, and bought the audio drama (yes, they have an audio drama (❁´ω`❁))

This is unquestionably, one of the sweetest books I've read. The main characters are Xie Yu and He Zhao. The book follows their daily lives at school (and basically makes you reminisce your highschool days). (*^▽^) /★*☆ Another pro is that the developement of their relationship is realistic, the ML isn't your... more>> typical, overprotective a-hole, the ML and MC have a healthy relationship, the girls in it are well written, characters other than the MC and ML have backstories and are realistic, and the overall feelling of the book is light-hearted and sweet.

If that wasn't enough to convince you, it's packed with fluff, hilarious moments of banter between classmates, and occassionally some tears, this is just the perfect book to read if you're looking for a slice of life novel. ヾ ^_^♪

P.S I love this book soooo much <<less
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zhaoyu
zhaoyu
Nov 08, 2019
Status: Completed
This is the best novel ever! I've read it more than five times and listened to the audio drama (season 1&2) too, but still can't get enough of them. They're so cute, sweet and funny❤️
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1darling
1darling
Jun 24, 2020
Status: Completed
The MC and ML are both secretive and both are delinquents but why??... You'll find out.I JUST CAN'T STOP READING THIS NOVEL!!!!!? YOU HEAR ME? This is a ride. This is so f*cking good. It is not your typical novel with toppers of class, being deskmate or sharing same room. But everyone will develop and understand their lives better. They will grow with everyone. This novel is so good you won't regret reading. It is also good to reminisce about our school time. The romance is not out of place... more>> at all. People will come to an understanding and not everything stays same. Some things happens for good. Although it is slice of life but trust me the author puts every thing so correctly that it feels so real and can't help cheer for them. The side characters are so good OMG!! I can literally die for them. MC is cold stern face doesn't waste any words and just fights head on. MC REALLY REMINDS ME OF LAN ZHAN. And the ML is just as dramatic devilish handsome... So just go for it. <<less
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Xiexi bue
Xiexi bue
Feb 23, 2021
Status: c29
I really love the novel. But it makes me so damn frustrated that we need to pay money for further reading. I don't know how many times I dropped novels I love to read because of this.. Paying once I can do it but when the price become higher and higher Sorry my budget is limited.. Anyway its a nice novel.
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Kimtae
Kimtae
Mar 22, 2021
Status: Completed
It's really a nice story.

Spoiler

I had been waiting to read it since last year as translations were incomplete.

Now you can see its 29 chapters but it is available completely free on wattpad. You don't have to pay.

I was surprised that it had only few views there. So if you want to read it you can check it there.

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BaiYihan
BaiYihan
Oct 04, 2020
Status: c112
I read the whole thing through and I liked all the different characters. Each of them was filled out and had their own life in the plot but the MC and ML are still my favorite. They are both geniuses but they're failing so much! The MC doesn't know that the ML is failing on purpose and tries to learn from him to be a bad student but it turns out that the ML is faking it too.
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xiazahra
xiazahra
Jun 14, 2020
Status: c83
Heum... stopping at 83 currently because I want to binge read it later, but so far I LOVE the characterization, the pacing is sometime too slow but it is a slice of life and I do love the characters and their relationship dynamic so much.

So often in danmei you have either a memorable MC or a memorable ML, it's not hard for me to count the danmeis where the main couple are both someone you root for, related too and get equally attached to both but so far, I LOVE THEM BOTH EQUALLY?!?

Also all the characters in this novel feel alive, not just the main CP, but even the side characters felt real instead of plot inducing, and you just ended up in love with all of them, and I say it, even though the plot is slow, it's very reminiscing and nostalgic for your high school days, I'm really looking forward to finish reading it!
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RottenQueen
RottenQueen
Jun 13, 2020
Status: c98
Well, well... It is my first time writing a review. It was quite unexpected that it is for a type of slice of life kind'a novel. The reason is the fluff, wholesomeness, and the relatable school life!

Know what, as long as you get pass the wait and arrive at the confession scene.., it will be worth it. Because the one arduous thing about reading this novel is the sensory imagery. The author's literary sense is too great that it makes me lazy most of the time. You will need great... more>> patience, and passion for the characters. (But if you do like sensory imagery then, why are you still reading this?? Go now, GO!)

On the other hand, I think it wouldn't be that difficult for you to get through this. Cause the likability of the characters just want to get past the moon. The supporting characters are just perfect at adding to the colorful life of our main characters-- a cold, solo player and a shameless, handsome devil. You'll enjoy their compatibility and their struggles that involves the help/support of the other and how they grow with their relationship. The healing will heal you too, yes.

I love, love, love them. <<less
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crow008
crow008
May 31, 2021
Status: Completed
What to do when your boyfriend won't study?

A story mixed with the hot-bloodedness of youths and simplicity of life.

Xie Yu (MC) and He Zhao (ML) are fake slackers, hence the name. The story was really refreshing compared to the other danmei, or BL novels. There is no "plot" other than high schoolers living their high school life. Like one reviewer said, the characters are worrying about sports tournaments and exams and not about having to save the world or something similar. A very sweet slice of life mixed with comedy... more>> (Xie Yu's remarks and He Zhao's actions)

Characters:

  • Xie Yu:
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    Tsundere would be the closest definition for the MC's personality. He is not rude or anything like that. Just a little cold and doesn't speak much. His mouth would say no but he would still do it. MC is actually very soft-hearted, except that it is hidden under his bitter words.

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  • He Zhao:
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    This ML is unlike other MLs. Not cold CEO stereotype, demon king, etc. He is a fun, playful character who tends to hide his pain under a smile. Very playful, very foolish. Personally I prefer him over MC because he has so much depth that the author did not explore.

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  • Side Characters:
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    All of them are relevant. They are not one-dimensional, but show growth, show emotions that would often be seen in students their age. There are good and bad teachers just like how there are good and bad students. They too show growth in thoughts and actions.

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Romance: Not a whirlwind romance, but a subtle one built from proximity and comfort.
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There is more emotion written when He Zhao falls in love vs Xie Yu's point of view. Both are still very believable. He Zhao is 100% a henpecked lover. He Zhao's love is like a sticky fire, burning down the door to Xie Yu's heart. He constantly reminds you that he loves you[Xie Yu], cares for you, and cherishes you. Xie Yu's love is like a gentle breeze. Comforting and relaxing. A place to feel safe. It's not extravagant/showy, but sometimes it catches you off guard and warms your heart.

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Plot:
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I was very impatient with them going from last to first. You will be too. Obviously.

I have some grievances about when they found out the identities of each other. Personally, I feel like they accepted it naturally. They "fought" and that was it. It was never mentioned again.

I liked how the author tried to use "don't judge a book by its cover" and it was executed well with the Black Water Street and grades.

There was not really plot, but I felt the mundane life of a high schooler getting ready for college. The story revolves about year 2 and year 3 felt rushed but that was because year 2 laid out EVERYTHING.

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Overall I really enjoyed this slice of life danmei. I do wish that the author elaborated more on He Zhao and his life other than like a few sentences. His life seems much more interesting than the MC's. Sometimes I felt that He Zhao was the author's baby rather than Xie Yu since the author characterized him so well.

8.5/10 but rounded up to a 5 for the rating. <<less
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Saphie
Saphie
Apr 06, 2021
Status: Completed
It's pretty good. Not much fighting or other drama. The friendship, class relationship and teachers is also very nice, very heart warming. It kind of reminds me of reborn with an old enemy on the day of our marriage because of that part.

I like how MC and ML are straightforward with their feelings. Their love is so very cute and did u know, they got married in the extra!!!!! (Audio drama covers half of 1-3 extra, extra 1-3 novel u need to pay, 4 is available if u search for... more>> it hard enough)

The time they stopped being slackers was so amazing I kept having butterflies. It was so exciting to read that part. It leaves u wanting for more sigh. Im kinda sad it ended so fast. <<less
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Da_An77
Da_An77
Mar 24, 2021
Status: Completed
To be honest, there were many times I want to drop this novel. The pace is too slow at the beginning. However, this hillarious ML made me want to stick around. He cracks me up with his self confidence. Even the teachers could not help but find him amusing despite his bad grades. And when he got together with MC, what else, they are just cutest. I love all their banters and flirting. With ML, I found MC got more interesting. Don't forget their classmates. Haha, they are so loyal... more>> to backup the two of them. But, there are things that I wish the writer could do more:

Spoiler

The conclusion with MC and ML's stop being fake slackers is kinda... flat. I thought it will be more emotional and I get it. Maybe the writer didn't want to drag it. But I think it could be done much better than that.

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Spoiler

No further details for ML's family??? But ML obviously missed his sister.

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