Can't Lose You, Volume 1

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In a whirlwind narrative of vanity and conceit, Can't Lose You is the story of two characters who come from opposite worlds but are united by the most unlikely of circumstances: Yooi is a desperate girl working day and night to earn pennies in hopes of on
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Overview

In a whirlwind narrative of vanity and conceit, Can't Lose You is the story of two characters who come from opposite worlds but are united by the most unlikely of circumstances: Yooi is a desperate girl working day and night to earn pennies in hopes of on
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The Prince and the Pauper (or Dave, for the new generation) gets a 21st-century soap-opera twist in this new Korean series. Yooi Kang is a flat-broke freshman who's just moved into a new school where she's met Lida Yoo, her spoiled, rich doppelg nger. Lida is betrothed to androgynous bad-boy and corporate heir Gaon Gil. Yooi and Lida get along about as well as Krystle and Alexis Carrington, until Lida realizes she can pay Yooi to act as her double. Lida tells Yooi the doubling is just for "boring parties" and decides not to mention the death threats she's been receiving. Meanwhile, Gil starts falling for the new, less pretentious Lida who's been showing up to company events. Too bad she's really Yooi. Confused? It's all part of the fun. Wann keeps enough plot twists coming to make volume one a satisfying read, without ever piling on more than her audience can handle. And she makes sure the art stays clear as well. The layouts are clean and well composed, and she has a flair for dramatic poses that help move the story along. Her occasional forays into mad, chibi-strewn frenzies fit right into the over-the-top emotional beats. This manga is sure to appeal to the Gossip Girl crowd. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600090394
  • Publisher: NETCOMICS
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Series: Can't Lose You Series , #1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2006

    I love it!!!

    I did some research on this manga and I found it to be interesting. When I saw it at the bookstore I got it immediately!:) After I read it I fall in love with it and couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the other volumes. If your a hopeless romantic this is a great book to read and also its funny. Check it out! You be missing out if you don't read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    A MIX OF ELEMENTS THAT WORK WELL

    Can't Lose You is a bit of a modern day re-telling of the classic 'The Prince and the Pauper' and the creator, Wann, even makes reference to that inspirational story. Yooi Kang is a high school sophomore who is barely surviving on her own. Her father is on the run because of debts he ran up and Yooi is trying to pay them off so she can be reunited with him. Between school and work, Yooi has little time for anything else. She runs afoul of Lida Yoo, another student who is a wealthy heiress, used to getting her own way. But the girls soon make an astounding discovery...they look exactly alike! Lida makes a deal with Yooi. She pays her to take her place at events and various other public appearances. Yooi can certainly use the money as it is far more than she could ever make on her jobs and posing as a high society heiress can't be all bad. But what Lida doesn't tell her is that her family has been getting blackmailed with threats made against Lida's life. Now Lida is safely protected while poor Yooi is on the firing line. Furthermore, Gaon Gil, a handsome young man is arranged to marry Lida but doesn't much care for her. Yet when the pair attends an event at an orphanage, Gil falls for Lida...who isn't Lida...but Yooi instead. When Yooi insists that she be allowed to dine with the children, the banquet is moved. Soon a bomb goes off trapping Yooi, Gil, and the children in the basement. Who is responsible and why? And how will Yooi react once she knows someone is trying to kill Lida? Wann's story was very well done. Part comedy, mystery, romance, and drama, it works on all of those levels. Lida is a typical high society snob who suddenly likes Gil as soon as she finds out he's attracted to Yooi. Unfortunately it's not her looks but her charming and innocent personality that attracts Gil, something Lida just doesn't have. Fun book! Reviewed by Tim Janson

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