In the Apocalypse, Jiao Jiao Struggled Every Day


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When she woke up, Su Ruan found that she had transmigrated into a novel.

The male lead in it was a demon who liked to pretend to be a weak chicken. And she was the spicy chicken dodder flower character who abandoned the male lead in the midst of zombies…

According to the plot, her ending was terrible. She would be cut into pieces…

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New milafii rated it
January 12, 2022
Status: --
It's ok. This was meant to be a lighthearted read and logic must be abandoned to enjoy this.

It would've been better if the narrative and execution was better so that the readers can keep up with the thought process of the MC.

Tho, the reason that I'm dropping this is the horrible translation. I might pick this up again if the translation got better.
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September 4, 2020
Status: c102
I definitely have some suspicion about our MC Su Ruan, the potential for her presence is intriguing especially where I am at now. In the beginning, there is definitely that thought that she is there for the comic relief, acting and thinking in a silly and nonsense manner. Then we start seeing in the narration how when the other characters in the main cast need assurance, Su Ruan just happens to be there at the right time for them (often in the form of diverting their attention from their anxiety).... more>> In the beginning, I was like "oh what a nice coincidence, " then later on you will begin to note how the way MC acts seems be a secret guide. When the main cast is handling a situation well, she doesn't need to do anything. However, when the main cast is stuck on a case or unaware of the danger they are in, Su Ruan would usually be the first one to subtly bring forth a clue or warning through her "silly acts" or "silly talks". It makes you wonder if there's something deeper to her character. Such as if she faced something traumatic before and end up acting silly for coping mechanisms, which would justify the way the narration of her seems funny. Such would explain why she always seems to be able to secretly and "unintentionally" help out the crew that she starts to care for as a transmigrator. And just as the crew is about to suspect her, she would always be able to push aside their suspicions with more silly acts/talks. IDK if that indicates she's a genius in hiding her true capabilities or if all that coincidences are just coincidences for the sake of the plot. If it's the former, I see a lot of potential to the twist in this is the latter part of the story. Who is the true "mastermind"? The MC or ML? <<less
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Goldeneyeddragon rated it
October 5, 2020
Status: c118
I felt my brain cells dying while reading this.

(Not the WORST novel I've seen on this site, but the near-unreadable text that feels like a stream of consciousnesses of a brainless person aka the MC made it a strong contender for the top spot)

One of the redeeming things about this novel is that even though it seemed unlikely at first, it does actually have a plot (shocking, I know) and there were some entertaining moments once in a while.

When I finished currently released chapters (read fuelled by pure... more>> spite) it felt like 2.5/5 but after reading another novel and remembering that I actually do have standards it's more of 1/5 for me now. <<less
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WanderingReader rated it
December 4, 2020
Status: --
At first I was hesitant to read this because of the low ratings. Now I'm glad I braced myself to read this!

The star of this story is absolutely the MC, while reading this I was almost fooled that the MC is truly a fool but when reading there are actually sentences that hidden in between that made us readers doubt her intentions and intelligence

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Even in the first chapters when she tries to kill herself by using pills, the ML ofc saved her because he want to kill her himself later. The ML give MC his magical spring water to detoxify it. Later on she still holds on to that bottle of pills because the ML said it was a pill made of flours so that's why she didn't die, she believed it and later gave it to a villain which made the villain got poisoned.

Now if we read it we might think the MC herself didn't know the pills is actually harmful if eaten in large doses, but if we read again when the ML gave MC the spring water camouflaged like a normal water, the MC actually knows it's the spring water!

I didn't think that much because perhaps it's possible for MC to think so, they haven't got supplies yet and the only possible water source is that spring.

Then there's another side characters who actually keep his brother that has become a zombie by his side, he's afraid people might know but our MC always foolishly went to that zombie kid. She even 'fooling' around playing make up but that make up helps the zombie boy to look more human, she bought three dog chains and the brother got an idea to chain his zombie brother.

She actually not a fool. Why she bought three chains? Not two? The dog around her are only two at the moment, she also only bought two dog mouth cover.

She actually knows the kid is a zombie.

Personally I think the MC might be not right in her head. She probably have mental problems but she's not s*upid. She's trying to kill herself at any possible chances but because she's afraid of pain she's looking for the most painless way to die.

The reason she want to kill herself first is also understandable. She knows the plot and her end was to be cut into pieces. MC is highly afraid of pain and scary things so she want to avoid that fate.

I feel the MC is subconsciously have a defense mechanism that made her think the things she does is just a simple minded act and she's truly doesn't know anything/naive. She truly believes that so what we read from her perspective are highly skewed. In actuality she herself are smart and she did things that will benefit others/helping other people.

In that case MC is truly a "fool"

Also I suspect that MC actually have an ability, what with that flowery fragrance that helps ML and the novel FL

Now the ML and MC didn't have that much lovey dovey interactions, but the romance is there. The ML at first didn't care about the MC that much, but ML become confused because MC is different from his first life. I think he unconsciously become fond of her and a tad bit possessive.

Their interactions so far are still pleasant, ML bullies MC at every chance he got but the bullying is really just like a kid play. (Giving her a hard bread but acts like it's a soft bread etc)


I truly look forward on how MC will survive this apocalypse, her interactions with others are highly entertaining <<less
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hobbes rated it
August 5, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel really depends on the person who reads it. So dont be influenced by the positive or negative readings. Its a very different kind of novel. ALSO, leaving your common sense outside the window is not sufficient for this novel, its better to throw it out into the next galaxy.

FL - One of a kind. She is the only one in the world and can be kept in a museum to watch. (Given her personality, I am sure she would have very much liked to sit inside the glass... more>> case and make faces at people) She will be VERY BEAUTIFUL and soooo laid back that she doesn't give a f*ck whats going on around her. As it says in the description, she will be transmigrated into a novel. She will be the girl friend of the ML. She would have thrown the ML to the zombies in her previous life. The ML will be reborn after his death. He will be waiting to do the same to her while hiding his powers so she will be scared of him.

Given the question if she is s*upid or not? She is neither smart nor s*upid.


When she transmigrates, the ML will be reborn and waiting for his revenge. He would have thrown her to the zombies like she did to him. She wouldn't want to die in the hands of zombies so she tries to kill herself. Of course the ML will save her (by giving her spring water which can heal anything) and tell her that he had switched the sleeping pills with something else. Throughout the story, she is shown a complete fool who doesnt understand right or wrong and just wants to eat. IN fact, she will be totally aware of everything going on around and who is bad and who is good. The point is that SHE DOESN'T GIVE A f*ck AT ALL.

She thinks that the ML will be killing her anyways so she doesn't need to worry about it and just plays around doing what she feels like. This is shown later in the novel. Where she tells everyone that this world is a book and she transmigrated and she knew the whole plot. That is when everyone FINALLY comes to know that she is not a fool. She does help out a few times when the team is stuck. But its shown as it was not intentional.

For example, They will encounter a guy who will have an ability to be invisible. He would have stolen a lot of their stuff and they wouldn't be able to figure out how it happened. So she wears a rain coat which says invisible and try to act as if she is invisible. (YES, for her character its completely normal to behave like this. Nobody will be shocked by her s*upidity. Because that is how she behaves and she doesn't care what anyone thinks of her) From this they get the idea that he might have the power of invisibility. Such scenarios are way too many to list.


ML - Smart, powerful and handsome. He will be thrown out to the zombies by his girl friend (FL) and he will be reborn. He will have his own space (A very scenic place with trees and small cute animals and spiritual water which can heal any injuries). He will be hiding his abilities and nobody will know how strong he is except the FL until half of the novel. When he starts liking her he tries to lure her with food and try to seduce her using his handsome face to get her to like him.

Although he is shown to be cold blooded and bullying the FL. He really doesn't do much other than give her hard bread to eat and tease her a few times. The most scary thing he does to her is that he tries to scare her a few times by showing her a dream of her being eaten by zombies as he was eaten in his previous life, but the response of the FL leaves him speechless.

He will ask her how she is feeling looking at her being eaten by the zombies, she says that she is hungry as she wouldn't have eaten much for dinner that day.


He has a very tragic past.

He parents will pass away when he a kid, he is brought back to his grandfathers place to grow up. His uncle is a crazy psycho who will be in love with his mother. He will be very angry that his mother chose his brother over him. The ML will be abused in all kinds of ways for a long time as he looks like his mother. His grandfather wont do anything to protect him either. Its really pitiful. Given the amount of abuse, you can say that the ML turned out pretty good.


original FL - She is great. Strong and smart. She will be reborn too. She will meet the FL and ML on the way. She agrees to take them with her as the ML will have space (He wont tell her about his other powers and behaves weak in front of everyone). She refers to both of them as 'weak chickens' (who are not strong and easily scared). As the story goes on, she will start to think of herself as the mother pig and the ML and FL as her piglets and try to protect them. She will be very protective towards the FL as she is very s*upid and very beautiful, so many men will try to look at her in a dirty way. She will be looking for her sister.

There are no second ML or FL here. No jealous crazy girls or boys. The original FL will be in love with the original second ML. Their story is very nice too.



The cure for the zombies will be the blood of the original FL. They find that out by coincidence and this helps in curing the existing zombies and also get other vaccinated to not get infection.

The ML and FL have a shot gun wedding. They will have a son. The ML will be working as a professor at a university.

The original FL and second ML get together and they have a happy ending too.


I usually like a FL who is strong and independent. I never liked a FL like one in this novel who doesn't do anything and just depends on the ML. But I dint dislike her. She was cute in her own way. She does try to help and nobody gets hurt because of her and she doesn't drag her team behind. She is just like a happy little ignorant kid who only plays and eats. <<less
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Lord Meh Meh rated it
September 7, 2020
Status: c50
I really don't know how to to feel about the MC. One moment I'm rooting for her and the other I'm left wondering if she even has two brain cells to rub together. If she's actually a genius I'll be really impressed
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123abdi rated it
November 20, 2020
Status: c124
i think i've lost brain cells... why did I read 100+ chapters of this again???

the plot has potential and I keep waiting for things to get serious, but the FL turns every situation that should be serious into a strangely comedic confusion. the story has ceased to make sense, and the ML (who is why I stayed) just seems to do whatever random thing the FL wants and in 124 chapters has not progressed with the FL (romantically) at all
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DevonJR rated it
July 14, 2020
Status: Completed
Thanks for the translator bringing this great novel.

I'm enjoying reading this short novel. All the character besides MC was good for me. The MC & ML was meant for each other. It's not so fluffy lol but it's more funny due to MC attitude. You guys should read this.
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Lykalee rated it
September 13, 2020
Status: c90
I'm glad recent reviews are finally seeing it!

Contrary to other's reviews Jiao Jiao is a genius! She made me read this story like 5 more times to understand how awesome her characterization is.

Pacing again was great. Narrative could have been written better but it already okay as it is.

Just love love love this story.
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September 3, 2020
Status: c78
I'm really convinced that our darling MC is brainless. At first you think it's for comic relief. But the more you read you question yourself if she's missing some intellect.

It’s still enjoyable to read tho.
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September 27, 2021
Status: --
I originally read this novel in my language and found it to be a very light-hearted, silly but hilarious novel. The MC was written to be a useless, not-so-smart one, whose dim-witted reaction to every serious situation made things even more chaotic but funny. Because of her weird thinking, sometimes not only the ML but even I couldn't keep up with her train of thought. I unexpectedly like the novel very much and was very glad to find its english translation having many more chapters than the one done in... more>> my language. However, its english version blew my mind in not a positive way. The translation was so bad, making it hard to comprehend what was going on; the only consolation was that at least it made more sense than mtl. I rarely complain about translation quality because afterall it is a result of someone's hard work and free labor.. But still, once you find a better translated version, it's hard to go backward. I'm just glad the english version was not my first exposure to this novel.

I have such mixed feeling about this novel at this point that it's better for me not to rate it. Proceed to read with caution.. <<less
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Nah rated it
March 10, 2021
Status: --
The idea is good, the plot is good, unfortunately the author's way to convey this story is not very good. Literally, it is a mess. But still readble. Since I enjoy it, i'll continue.

This is a casual reading. If you a strict reader, this story is not for you.
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December 13, 2020
Status: c0
Im going to read this because of the mixed feelings the other reviewers are saying some says she's brainlessly doing things while others think she is masterminding . I'm really intrigued to how this novel will play out. Super excited. ✈️✈️ All aboard, diving in to this right now. Will be updating my review when I finish reading
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strawberry-mochi14 rated it
October 1, 2020
Status: c116
This is really enjoyable and fun to read. At first I feel annoyed about how dumb the MC is but I came to really love her she's really brainless but still cute.

I also liked that the original FL is not bad unlike some other novels I had read. Shes acting like a mother hen.

Oh I just love this ((◍•ᴗ•◍) ✧*。 (◍•ᴗ•◍) ❤

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ike_00000 rated it
August 18, 2020
Status: --
It's funny and cute but not written too well.

I am glad our silly white sweet doesn't drag others down though!

Edit: I'm realizing that it might not just be for humour but MC really has a mental problem. And a pretty severe one too.... and now that I've realized this, idk how I feel about the romance. it just feels like a manipulative strong ML and his grown-at-home pet.
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Isabelle rated it
August 15, 2020
Status: c34
So funny hahahaha

MC trying to die all day and ML just like 'you wish, you can only die in my hands'

Even the original FL is being her sugar mommy hahahaha

Give it a try :)
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Nanogami rated it
May 1, 2021
Status: c163
If you plan on reading this, abandon all logic, you won't be needing it. The story is an enjoyable read.

This is my second time reading it actually. Edit: third.
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CN_Cyanide rated it
January 1, 2021
Status: Completed
The ending is good, and it solves the eternal question the reviewers were confused about. But I can't give higher marks because I just dislike this type of plot where the MC just passively accepts things ... more>>

even if she did it because she was actually afraid to destroy other's people future, but instead used a very roundabout way to try to protect those around her

, honestly. It just annoyed me into skip some chapters and not pay attention at all.

Maybe if the writting was different and we could get glimpses of her sooner I might like it more.

All in all, if you guys are part of the group that believes that MC is actually pretty inteligent

I wouldn't say she is smart. She is actually bad at planning, otherwise she wouldn't choose becoming a punching-bag. But indeed, every single comical thing she did had a purpose behind it

. <<less
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LunaSolis070 rated it
November 4, 2021
Status: Completed
Everyone is saying that the FL is s*upid.. I don't think so she just like to play fool ahh. Now I understand those character who likes to play fool but can actually give hints to the characters. Just like Osamu Dazai, Grell and Undertaker (black Butler). They are detached from the world, they just joke around, wants to die but doesn't want to die, just lazy or crazy..

... more>>


from what I have understand the ML knows the FL since he was a child that's why he took a liking to the fake white moonlight (the one who pushed him in the zombie) that's why he kept saying that she should remember (remember the young him, remember who Xiao Baihua)

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MusicFromMiles rated it
December 2, 2020
Status: c138
It took me a while to realise that the FM was not acting, that's just her personality. The reason I've read this far and is still reading is because I like how the FM turn a serious scene into a comedic one.
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Uruchan2009 rated it
November 19, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel actually has a dark theme, but the author delivered it in a comically and lightly.

It doesn't mean that the author made the things lightly, but we just (almost) didn't realize how heavy the things are.

For example, the way the MC always have suicidal thought, or how dark the ML background was.

... more>> Oh, and for people who worry about the s*upid protagonist, in my opinion, MC can't be said a smart person but also not s*upid, she is pretend to be ignorant, but not really high intelligent too.

I think she would be what happened if a real girl transmigrated to novel. She is just that real (for character) <<less
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