The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful / In His Youth, In Her Beauty (Better Days) 少年的你,如此美丽 by 玖月晞 (HE)

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

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15 Responses

  1. decembi
    decembi January 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm |

    Dramasbooksandtea, I was pleasantly surprised to see this on bookbar. Absolutely agree with you. I gave this five stars! This is on my to review list – absolutely loved it and there are parts with some really exquisite writing. <3

  2. decembi
    decembi January 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm |

    @dramasbooksandtea – awww! Happy new year :). I almost cried reading this book – but it’s not really the kind of book that makes you cry, only breaks your heart and you will try to figure how you are supposed to react to the unimaginable horrors of society and depravities of humankind. And yet, there is also such beauty in some of the scenes – the desperation to love and seek protection versus the cold calculative need for preservation… very interesting and concise novel. 🙂

    I haven’t read the rest! Do you recommend it? I’m not bothered by mustard scenes, but I prefer happy endings. I only read The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful because I can’t resist the good girl and bad boy young pairings and wanted to exit before it got too sad but the writing was too good to stop.

  3. Cloudandsea
    Cloudandsea February 5, 2016 at 3:47 am |

    Hi dramabooksandtea. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BOOK. I have actually been wanting to read this book but I wasnt ready for another heartache. But upon reading your first chapter of the translation, I gobbled the whole book in just one night and it is actually 3.42am now hah!

    And I think you might not know but there is actually a 番外 which points towards a happy ending. Because at the end of the last chapter, the author actually mentioned that there is one but the publishing company was stopping her from publishing it somehow??

    You can check it out here –

    I hope that you will love this 番外 as much as i do and i finally teared when i read the 2 letters written. It was a perfect ending. I really like this unique and expressive way of ending the story. A letter could touch more on their inner feelings and what they have gone through during the 5 years. And as for the male lead? I must say he is one of my top fave male lead now. I cant wait to reas your translation and hope that you will find more peace and love for this novel! I am so glad the ending wasnt as bad as i anticipated because you mentioned that it is OE. It is HE to me in any case 🙂 and i think this journey let them grow as better and wiser adults.

  4. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea February 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm |

    Hi! I am ok with mustard scenes as long as it ties in with the story plot. I have actually read 他知道风从哪里来 before and really like it too! But I am still very confused as to the ending so I just pretend it is a happy one lol.

    This novel definitely deserves more appreciation and I am sure more will get to know this as you translate! 🙂 The male lead is definitely selfless. Even when the female lead has expressly state that she is going to leave once she finishes her examinations, male lead has not ever for once show his discontent (ok maybe slightly) or to make female lead uncomfortable about it. I felt that female lead was selfish but not once has the male lead made me feel that he was feeling that way too… In fact, he was prepared to go to Beijing to follow her awww.

    As for the policeman, I was at first very intrigued by him but I am glad Jiu Yue Xi did not make a romantic plot line between him and the female lead. I wished he could do more but I know that he tried his best. I mean, after all, he is a police and has a job. He has also tried to make remedies for not living up to his promise. But ‘if only’ he did more when female lead needed help. It was really painful to see how female lead lost faith in law and the police. Male lead was the only one she believed in. The interrogation just shows how much faith they have with each other. Just how much love it takes to be able to do that… No hesitation. I believe in you.

    As you have said, I really like how the storyline touches the inadequacies of law. I remember studying about the principles of sentencing and in the letter, the female lead after being a lawyer still struggles to understand why the youth who bullied her was let off so easily. I guess the society just works this way and we can’t possibly sentence everyone. Reformation is good but how effective and how many percentage of them really turn over a new leaf remains is still a question mark. But female lead has suffered at the expense of it… but nevertheless, I think she has found a balance in it. There is clear line dividing black or white in this world. There is the colour – grey.

    I hope female and male lead manages to create a happy family and start on their new journey. 🙂

    There is no clear dividing line*

  5. Pm
    Pm March 8, 2016 at 1:24 am |

    Thanks dramasbooksandtea…..this is a very touching read…and so real……I only disagree that the perpetrators should be let off so easily….they should at least be punished for their wrongdoing……
    Anyways…my two cents worth……I think this book reflects more about trust and faith more than love… doesn’t come across as a lovey dovey hero saves damsel kind of love…..more like a faith trust and security kind of issue 🙂

  6. mn0125
    mn0125 May 7, 2019 at 5:02 am |

    Hi. Can anyone spoil me on the good bits of this book please? I can neither speak nor read Mandarin and I’m still contemplating whether it’s worth to place my heart on the line (since it ain’t HE) for this

  7. Kelsang Choenzom
    Kelsang Choenzom May 18, 2019 at 1:27 am |

    Hi I just finished reading this novel and I fell in love in love with it but since I can’t speak nor understand chinese can anyone tell at the end did the male lead n female lead had a happy ending?? Did they become together??

  8. Tania Ramgoolam
    Tania Ramgoolam January 12, 2021 at 2:37 am |

    Quick question is the book in English

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