Ocha Mar 12, 2012
You’re So Cool is a Korean manhwa written by the author Lee Young-hee from publisher Yen Press. The series was published in North America from 2008-2010, in six volumes. A high school love story, You’re So Cool hooks readers with strong characters and sudden plot turns.
The Gist: Nan-Woo’s crush on the most popular boy in school turns her life upside down. Cute and clumsy Nan-Woo Jung fantasizes about her romantic life with Seung-Ha Ryu, knowing that the seemingly perfect prince of the school would never like her back. However, with all the ruckus she causes, Seung Ha does notice her and decides to make Nan-Woo’s fantasy come true. Nan-Woo is overcome by his attention, and being her sweet and honest self, she confesses that if given the chance she would love him completely and without regrets. Seung-Ha then declares that he and Nan-Woo are dating to the freshman class and asks Nan-Woo out on their first date. There she meets the real Seung-Ha and discovers that her fantasy prince is more like a demon from hell. Blackmailed into the facade of his loving girlfriend, how will Nan-Woo get away from Seung-Ha?
A cast of interesting characters keeps this somewhat cliche storyline from feeling overdone.