Just an Encore 八分钟的温暖 by 夏茗悠 Xia Ming You

Ordinary high school student Yan Ze is secretely in love with her desk-mate Ji Xiao who is not only the most handsome boy in school but also a top student. But Yan Ze is neither particularly beautiful nor does she have a particularly good figure, and her grades are only so-so as well.

Her best friend and adopted sister Gu Xi Ye, however, is the opposite of her, beautiful and an outstanding student. Yan Ze thus can’t help feeling that she will forever be no more than Xi Ye’s shadow. When Yan Ze discovers that her crush might like Xi Ye, her restrained negative emotions towards Xi Ye only become stronger until she explodes.

Transfer student He Xin Liang sees through Yan Ze and always “miraculously” appears when she’s at her lowest point to cheer her up with his positive personality. Xi Ye, however, is secretely in love with Xin Liang and hates seeing the two become closer and closer. Actually, Xi Ye has always envied Yan Ze for easily getting along with everyone while she has problems blending in because people tend to think she’s arrogant. As it turns out, the two friends both secretely wish to become like the other.

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One Response

  1. jkfan
    jkfan July 7, 2019 at 10:27 am |

    Loved the drama. I am trying to read the book when I have time. Such a wonderful story about friendship and the misunderstandings of girls in middle and high school. The drama really captures the emotions well, without all the dramatics of American High School life.

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