The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful


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Is there a possibility, that love doesn’t exist in the world?

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makenai89 rated it
April 16, 2016
Status: --
Reviewed at 18, rated 5.

This novel told the story of a girl and a boy who coincidentally met at a crossing point of their life. Due to some circumstances, the girl was heavily bullied by her (ex) classmates. It was seriously bloody bullying, but nobody can help her; her mother was absent, her teacher could only offer words of comfort, even police’s protection was unable to sufficiently cover her. When everything seemed bleak, the boy who was a local gangster became the only one who could provide for her. However,... more>> the threat of bullying continued hanging over their heads. Additionally, the two of them since the beginning had aimed at different direction; how would it be possible for their story to end happily?

The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful is another beautifully poignant novel that was maligned by unreasonable one-star rater here. So far, it’s actually a good one with solid plot and steady pace. The emotions invoked by the story are so real; the helplessness that the character faced, the dilemmas which the characters as children were unable to solve, the desperation and struggles... it’s all narrated very well by the author. The novel’s hooks are also carefully placed here and there... you won’t be able to resist not coming back once you started reading it. <<less
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jennamt4 rated it
October 2, 2019
Status: Completed
I read up to Ch 26 and then MTL the rest. Give this novel a try, I promise you won't regret it. I cried in many scenes and still cry when I re-read certain parts again. It's a gritty, angsty novel in a high school setting with dark subject matters like extreme bullying and rape. The love and devotion between the main leads is so deep and quite profound.

The ML, Bei Ye was such a well-written character and this story still resonates with me even after all this time.

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Our MC is a young girl who lives alone in the city for school since her mother lives in the country to make ends meet. She ends up witnessing the death of a classmate. The instigator bullies the MC to keep her mouth shut. One afternoon, on her way home, she encounters a gang beating up a boy. She normally minds her own business but as she walks pass them, she takes her phone out to call the police. When the gang sees this, they attack her too. They force the MC and the boy to kiss. Later they see each other. The boy is a member of another gang and on that particular day, he was sick so he let them beat him up. She asked the boy for protection from her bullies. He would walk behind her every day to and from school. She becomes deeply dependent on him and they start to fall in love. He will make sacrifices for her after a big incident that happens towards the end. The ending isn't conclusive.


The book has been adapted into a movie called Better Days. <<less
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littleshisenki rated it
February 24, 2017
Status: --
Although the summary above is a little bit peculiar—does not contain a bit of background and curiously just a simple question in matters about love—it actually gives justice about this novel's substance as a story. It wasn't just about a silly encounter of a boy and a girl where eventually love would bloom between these young youths (or so how usual romance would go). The plot didn't stopped only to that setting field. It was even bigger than anyone would expect. It was not all about just loving someone but... more>> it was all about growing up into a capable adult or wishing to grow up becoming a better person. It's that development that attracted me the most about their connection with each other. Aside from that, kneelex on the side is highly recommendable while reading this story. <<less
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Novelmaster19 rated it
June 9, 2019
Status: c25
Looking at the summary, I was hesitant to start reading this, but I'm glad I did.

The characters are wonderfully depicted and their personality is not without flaws and that's what makes them even more realistic and loveable.

The storyline is very realistic and tackles issues that are not often talked about or just brushed over in other novels. This story had me crying several times and usually, I hate re-reading stories since I would already know how everything works out in the end, but the words and the atmosphere the author... more>> uses made me read some chapters over and over again countless times. <<less
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qnl.010997 rated it
November 27, 2019
Status: Completed
I actually came across this novel when I checked out the information about Better Days (2019). I thought of checking out what is the movie about before actually watching it and not just watch it because of the cast... (Btw, Bei Ye is played by Jackson Yee and Chen Nian is played by Zhou Dongyu) The movie is wonderful and touching so I thought of reading the novel. Since the movie is adapted from this novel, the novel can't be that bad right?

The novel impressed me even more and the... more>> story line is slightly different from the movie but still the main point is still there. I never regret giving this novel a try and I finished it in one day since I can't stop reading the chapters one after another. The story line is realistic and some scenes made me cried. Bei Ye is so sweet towards Chen Nian!

You should really read the novel even though the summary is a bit... and watch the movie too (if you want) because both novel and the movie's ending is different so it depends on your own's preference. Give both of it a try and I bet you never regret it~ <<less
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OctoberGrey rated it
December 30, 2019
Status: c1
This is an absolute gem! Loved the story, characters, the prose - everything was so beautiful and heart wrenching. No wonder it was made into a movie!

And I'm so glad that the novel has a reasonably happy ending

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eatasalad rated it
November 3, 2019
Status: Completed
This story gave me the feels. The deep, deep feels. For anyone who's looking for quality writing/translated novels with a plot that pertains to the realities of life, then this is for you.
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cutecatpawn rated it
February 20, 2020
Status: --
Beautiful love story.. You must read it..

Actually, I hope there is more chapter that can give them happy ending.. Maybe, in the movie I will get it? Let's try..
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amruta rated it
January 9, 2020
Status: Completed
This was a roller coaster ride of emotions.

All the characters are so human. Hated the bullying students. Despicable. I pray that these horrible students exist only on paper and not in real life. That would be tragic.

The FL and ML are so strong. Their love is pure and beautiful. The ending is bitter sweet. Zheng Yi is that one person we wish we had in our corner.

The translation is excellent and special thanks to Asada for finishing the last chapters. Thank you.

Don't miss this.
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