My Borrowed Body starts out with a poorly executed plot, but it picks up eventually. Sadly it’s not keeping me interested enough to care about the characters.
|Alt Title||빌린 몸, Billin Mom|
|Creators||bagsegye [박세계, ninanojwp]|
|Licensed||Yes, Official English Translation|
|Genre||Body Switching, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School Life|
My Borrowed Body Summary
What do you do when your body gets switched with your crush’s?! Sang-yu is a painfully shy 18-year-old who has a crush on the class president, Darim.
But there’s no way she’s ever returning his feelings. Darim is popular, smart, pretty… and she likes their classmate, Ho-young.
The three used to be friends when they were little, but a lot is changing since kindergarten. All this gets jumbled when Sang-yu and Darim have a life-changing encounter at the neighborhood park.
All of a sudden, Sang-yu and Darim have a lot more to talk about, and Ho-young finds himself feeling stirred as he watches the two grow closer.MU
Our story starts off with a popular high schooler and his childhood friend.
Since this popular guy changes girlfriends often, someone mentions his female childhood friend may be his type.
He denies this, saying they’re just friends. We later find out that the girl actually has a crush on him, but is waiting on him to potentially like her.
After an incident, another male character switches places with the female childhood friend. Alright, so popular guy is Ho Young, female childhood friend is Darim. Our male lead is probably someone called Sang Yu, although I’m not 100% sure about who the main lead really is.
As you may have guessed, it’s a love triangle between all of the characters. Except no one seems to like Sang Yu.
I’m not sure how the story will go, but I’m not really loving it so far. Darim and Sang Yu may have switched spots, but it’s not exactly a unique plot point anymore.
Darim is a school president, with good grades and reputation. Sang Yu is the opposite, a loner with bad grades and all that. We can all guess what is going to happen, including love between Darim and Sang Yu.
Not without Ho Young becoming jealous and almost causing issues for the two! You know, typical love triangle which happens often in these manhwa series.
Recommendation: I’m not loving the story but it’s not bad. Just no my cup of tea.