The Left Ear


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High school student Li Er crushes on the handsome Xu Yi, who falls in love with Li Bala. After a series of events leads Li Er and Bala to become friends, four young lives become entwined, as they love and lose and grow.

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Zuo Er
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The Left Ear (Chinese Novel)
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03/21/16 Twelve Months of May c13 part2 (end)
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12/13/15 Twelve Months of May c1
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makenai89 rated it
May 10, 2016
Status: end
The Left Ear is a convoluted drama about heartbreaks and passions. I think its initial premise was originally good. Instead of the good-old love triangle (or love square), it tells the story of youthful love and bond of vengeance between the main acts. However, somewhere in the story, the author seemed to lose direction. Too many betrayal blurred each character’s motive and subsequently ended the story in a rather bland manner. Additionally, although I usually don’t mind the absence of parental guidance, but this story lacked the explanation behind it.... more>> I also couldn’t relate well with the MC and side characters. All in all, I’d probably give it two-star rating, but the translator did a good job with this, and the premise was good, so... three star it is. <<less
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maiha-sama rated it
May 26, 2017
Status: c13 part2
Overall this was an OK story. It started off with a complicated narrative shifting between multiple characters' POV which was interesting to read. As it went on though, the author just complicated it too much without following through and explaining things. As makenai points out, there is really no role for the parents at all, just appalling.

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For example why did Zhang Yang and Li Er fall in love. To me it looked like they were just getting together to fill in the absence of Ba La in their hearts. I wish the author had built on their relationship. At one point, Li Er was completely in love with Xi Yi and soon after, she found love in Zhang Yang. How? Why? When did they begin to find solace in one another? Perhaps 13 chapters is a bit too short to cull out the details but to me, their 'love' felt just too sudden and awkward.

Many questions remain unanswered as well - why did Xi Yi cheat on LE? He didn't seem to have such a rotten character before. Why did he change? Why did he chase after Jiang Jiao? My brain is just buzzing why 'how/why' questions.


In short, it was alright, but I've read better. 3 Stars. <<less
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