To Burn On Touch


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As a gifted and beautiful youth, Chu Mian was unfortunately the unluckiest of his peers. Not only did he contract narcolepsy at the age when he should’ve been most energetic, but after entering high school, he also met Yu Ran, who was infamous throughout the school for being an astoundingly big dumbass. From then on, Chu Mian would faint from anger everyday due to his boyfriend’s ceaselessly stupefying words… and then awaken in his arms.

A look at Yu Ran’s special titles: the little prince of (ruining) romantic talk, god of (weird) flirting, spreader of high(ly inappropriate) spirits, master (abuser) of idioms, expert at scoring (zero) on essays… naturally he’s also a person who has strong (Chu Mian loving) abilities.

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Yi Chu Ji Ran
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09/08/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c45
09/01/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c44
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08/04/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c40
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07/07/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c36
06/30/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c35
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06/09/22 Chrysanthemum Garden c32
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Shimatta rated it
January 23, 2022
Status: Completed
Go to Chrysanthemum Garden to read the translated version.

I just don't understand why this novel has such a low rating but honestly, this novel is so so so good!

Just don't blindly follow some of these people saying that MC isn't likeable. Honestly, the synopsis and the tags both say that he is a chuunibyou so if you don't like chuunibyou then don't read. What's the point of berating our funny MC? MC is the sweetest thing ever. Anyways, now a serious review:

... more>> Story

The story follows the high school life of Yu Ran (MC), Chu Mian (ML), and their group of friends. It mainly focuses on MC trying his antics (cuz he can and wants to) and this slowly pulls ML out of his shell. The story has a proper theme 'narcolepsy' and the author handles it well throughout the story. So although the story is mainly comedy and high school life, it also teaches the readers about what narcolepsy is all about. So it isn't some brainless fluff. Anyways, there is NEVER a dull moment.


Characters are extremely well-written. You would never feel like "God, such 2D characters". All of the characters have distinct personality and the main leads don't rob the moment of shine of the side characters. MC and ML are so cute together. Due to circumstances, ML is forced to mature faster. He has this huge wall build around him and he never lets anyone come near him. But he is still a kid after all. So no matter how mature he is for his age, he still acts his age which is natural. On the other hand, MC's brain isn't like normal people. So, you shouldn't call him idiot. He just has a childish brain, but that doesn't mean he isn't smart. He has high EQ and can navigate social relationships far better than any of you who call him an "idiot" can.

The side characters are also all interesting and always add something of value to the story. They also have their own stories as well, which is rarely focused on Chinese web novels. Also, MC and ML don't treat their friends as some kind of lackeys, unlike basically every Chinese web novel.

Character Growth

ML has the most character growth. He breaks out of his shell, yeah! Some side characters also experience immense growth, especially, Ye Xi.


Romance is the cutest. Period. I might add something later if I feel like it.


The plot is all about passing highschool and chasing dreams. But because of ML's disease, this seemingly simple story gets better. A themed plot is always better anyways.


Out of this world.

I have to admit that I have probably read this story like 6-7 times already, and it still manages to make me laugh. Yu Ran is just that funny. He doesn't have a sense of shame (his brain is wired differently, as I have already said). He doesn't try to be funny, but he is a walking, talking comedian. His every gesture, every dialogue, every thought is funny. Also, some of MC's friends and relatives trying to 'straighten' MC's thoughts makes the story even more hilarious.


This story is definitely the best comedy high school story ever! <<less
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fraudummheit rated it
December 17, 2021
Status: c104
I don’t know why someone says that Yu Ran is annoying, he is actually such lovable character. And I can’t say that story goes only from his pov, we also can see how Chu Mian feels and know his thoughts. Both characters are so sweet. Chu Mian is very shy and kinda tsundere, Yu Ran is so pure. I love them.
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teagsho rated it
July 2, 2021
Status: --
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PurplinBacon rated it
August 9, 2022
Status: c40
For the review saying the MC is annoying, and for the reviews saying how they can't understand how MC is annoying, I can kinda see both sides. Because MC was so, so annoying to me in the beginning.

So, let's talk first about our MC. In the beginning, he can be annoyingly chuuni sometimes. He has a lack of respect for teachers and those with authority, he idolizes delinquency, he's constantly breaking school rules and messing around, he has no regards for boundaries, especially ML's boundaries, he doesn't study or try... more>> hard in school. I can see why someone would think he's unlikeable. But he really grew on me. You get to see a bit of his childish naivety, his youthful passion, you can see him trying to help those dear to him in his own way. He's not a bad child, he's a very good one, in fact. Just, a tiny bit misguided. Watching him slowly fall in love with ML is really sweet.

And then there's the ML. At first glance, he's a bit standoffish and aloof. Sadly, that's not his fault as because he has narcolepsy, he collapses when he's too emotional, and it hard for him to make bonds with others when he sleeps so much. Despite that, he's really adorable and really hardworking. It's kinda cute how'll he'll tease the MC in his head internally.

MC is a bit dense in the relationship department. So if reading about a character who has feelings but mistakes then as something else frustrates you, this might not be you thing, but he's really naively cute! ML though. Pat pat, may MC realize his feelings soon.

I really like the two girls in their friend group. It's hard to see a single girl in bl sometimes, but this novel has 2! They're sweet and great friends. And it's really heartwarming how they support each other. Thank god for not being green tea b*tches.

All in all, good novel if you want a light hearted slice of life novel with a dense protagonist who's a bit lacking in the EQ department, but also completely overqualified in the EQ department. <<less
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July 26, 2022
Status: c38
Damn this hyper kid is just like I was when I was younger. The ADHD is strong 🤣🤣. The way his thoughts are explained is so realistic. I really have that same flow of consciousness. How refreshing 🌸

Really enjoying this.
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November 22, 2023
Status: --
The aura of youth is very strong in this one.

Very slice of life but not dull. Well-structured, well-paced, and the characters are so interesting. None of the trope-y & cliched character setups that youth-oriented love stories often have.

Reading this truly felt like watching kids grow up, learning more about themselves and other wordly affairs. It was quite fascinating.

The love story was also very cute. It didn't have drama, angst, or any other embellishments typical to youth BL. But it was very heartwarming and pink bubbly all the same.
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Saikick rated it
November 1, 2021
Status: c4
The MC is so annoying I simply can't stand him, and it's not just his extremely severe chuunibyo syndrome that's the issue. I hope he gets better later on. ML seems way better and more interesting (and like an actual person), so making him the MC might've been the smarter choice. Also despite the other review and tags saying the protagonist is the seme, the summary says Chu Mian is the gong - and all of the story so far was from Yu Ran POV, which would make this actually... more>> shou protagonist as usual.

EDIT: Also, to answer the above reviews, that's why I said _I_ can't stand him - I wasn't trying to speak for the rest of you. I don't mind chuunibyo, embarrassing as it can be, and I didn't read much of this because I couldn't bear to keep reading so I can't say if the MC gets better later on or not. Either way for me, the MC is truly the most annoying MC I've ever seen. There's plenty of cheerful, shameless, and even arrogant or bully MCs that I've read before and liked, but this one comes off as so self centered and egoistic I couldn't stand that aspect of him. It's fine to like him and I'm not telling you to hate him just because I did - but I also can't change my own opinion based on yours. Please read and form your own opinion though, since it really is a very personal perspective and you might actually like him °˖✧◝ (⁰▿⁰) ◜✧˖°

To each their own, and please read what you enjoy. My review is simply my take on this story, not a guideline for your own takes or ideas. <<less
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karxian rated it
January 14, 2024
Status: Completed
READ IT. It's an archetype of slow burn. Sweet. Coming-of-age. Fun. High school. Filled my heart!
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yukicchi rated it
January 10, 2024
Status: c50
I actually didn't get invested with the story. The more chapters I read the more draggy it feels. No conflicts at all, it's more of a daily life happenings kinda plot. Others may love it but I'm gonna drop this at 50th chap. May pick it up if I'm up for this type of story.
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solivagantsoul rated it
July 10, 2022
Status: Completed
this was a really great read, I enjoyed the first half but ill admit the last bit of the book did slightly get bland and I seem to have gotten lost cuz of mtl and couldn't clearly tell what was going on with the characters' life...

both MC and ML are so cute but idk if I just didn't catch it but I really wanted to know who the top was...I think it hinted at MC (chu mian) but could be ML as well...

i think its pretty much dual p.o.v actually...... more>> on the other side, I won't understand the relevance of the title with the novel. I'd have expected a more fiery or passionate romance but IMO it was purer and more stable.

a 3.5 rounded to 4, anyway it's a comfortable read to pass the time. <<less
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