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Description
'S' is a known as a bully caretaker, who avenges her bullied clients -- for a price, of course.

However, in reality, 'S' is a nerd named Kang Song Ih, with a twin brother named Kang Ah Eul, whom she loves above anything. Ah Eul attends Chungha High School, a famous and expensive school, but over winter break, he attempts to commit suicide. Song Ih, determined to understand why her brother tried to kill himself, attends Chungha High School, pretending to be Ah Eul -- uncovering the reasons why Ah Eul was driven to suicide, including one mysteriously handsome but "bad" guy named Suh Ga Yoon.

Read as you follow her life while staying in an All-Boy's school and living in a dorm -- with a male roommate, who happens to be a famous singer and someone she as "S" had once nearly beat up.

Watch out! Whoever bothers "S"'s brother, prepare to face her!

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
아이돌 쇼핑
Thần tượng mua sắm

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.48 (end) by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace (1294d ago)
v.12 c.47 by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace (1298d ago)
v.12 c.46 by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace (1300d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (270 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 20th 2012, 12:56pm PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1118 increased(+73)
Monthly Pos #1908 increased(+288)
3 Month Pos #2684 increased(+573)
6 Month Pos #3454 increased(+290)

List Stats
On 444 reading lists
On 254 wish lists
On 915 completed lists
On 58 unfinished lists
On 197 custom lists

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Luck   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by iyris
June 22nd, 2013, 10:58am
ART of their faces, hairs and clothes are good.BUT only those. HMR has drawn alot already but he/she hasn't improved yet at other aspects aside from those three. If I may say, her drawings are STIFF - not know if this is the right description. And she should pay more attention to small and simple details because those are suppose to be easier to draw. Simple they may be, it could beautify the artwork more. She should also improve on drawing their expressions.

PLOT has potential, the summary saying the girl twin disguises herself to find out the cause of her brother's suicide picked my interest. (I'm into physically strong female lead and gender bender genre.) PLOT was interesting for me. BUT, again, that's all. The plot was not developed in a good way and a more elaborated way. Simple is fine but the way the story was told was way TOO simple.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. No, I tell you, don't expect it.

ENDING. Better don't expect.

Simply say, if you're a reader with high standards for shoujo, you better avoid this. But if you're a reader who wants to seek adventure even if there's a possibility of feeling hurt because of super big disappointment, be its guest. Wish you luck.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2013, 10:58am
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Horrible horrible horrible.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
February 21st, 2013, 8:50pm
Started out great, ended so terrible that I regret wasting 3 hours reading this. Take everyone's advise and stay out of it. And the twists near the end was horrible. Unanswer questions, skipped explanations, skimming through the surface of the story rather than going deeper, and did I mention BAD love triangle? So bad that it made Korean dramas look so awesome suddenly.
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oh man   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
December 27th, 2011, 2:36am
spoiler!!

ok so this is one so wacked up story many things were left unsolved! like why that night
Kang Song Ih was being taken away by those guys that the evil loser nurse sent, every times that nurse caused Song problems which Suh Ga Yoon should have guessed who it was and done something sooner was not even aware of it, even if Song said she had many enemies thats not something to over look! in past manhwa the guys try to search and find the person who highered to attack his love interest! plus no one tried ti find out that it was the nurse lady that deleted the message from Ga Yoon's phone.

also what a shitty family to treat Song like trash and her brother Kang Ah Eul like he's the only boy in the world! even when they find out that Song there daughter might be dead they still only care for the son! and whats with the brother how could he forget his sister telling him how she was living her life without love and he then started to share everything and even stopped her from killer herself when they were kids, that Song had to repeat the same words she once told him of her miserable life cuz of him, yet still she had forgiven him when they were kids!
what a jerk brother! and worst family.... and then Suh Ga Yoon's friend that close one ok so it was his cousin that killed her self but that guy knew that Ga Yoon didn't know and how the nurse was so crazy that she caused his cousin to killer herself! that guy should have targeted that nurse not his best friend Ga Yoon.

this also only had 1 couple the rest got nothing even Ga Toon's sister i also liked the Singer he was also grate but he kept getting hurt i felt very sad for him! but i loved his cute and innocent character!

this series by Hwang Mi Ri was not that grate loved the art but the story was wacked a bit to many holes in the story and rushed, i waited so long to for the full series to be scanlated so i can read it, but it wasn't what i expected.

to many un trust able people not just classmates and friends but also family and siblings too!
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Drama Ending??!!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by KadraDS
December 22nd, 2011, 6:28pm
The whole story reminded me of some of the Korean dramas that I watch; rushed ending and all. I thought that it was good but the ending kind of killed it for me. I just felt that so much more could have been added at the end. It was one of those endings that movies generally have.
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That I found you, you found me, I love you, you love me, and kiss kind of ending.
The ending lowered my rating for this series. Too bad.
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Grr >:(   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by secretcina
August 15th, 2011, 10:42pm
This manhwa was so irritating!! I think I'm the only one who thought so, but this series just dragged on and on.. The ending was rushed but I didn't care; I was so relieved! It was like accidents and suicidal attempts were just thrown and overused into the story for drama. I hate every character. Especially the guy the main character ends up with. Everyone loses their sanity. Give me back all that time I wastedddd. ;n;
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<3   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Wolxred
June 7th, 2011, 9:23am
I like how it started and how the story line went but I wish for a better ending although it was kinda funny yet this series is one you most read(but don't read it if you don't want to) love the art too I wish I can draw as that one day
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Great plot, lacked character development   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Tsunade33
May 15th, 2011, 5:20pm
I liked the story line on this manga! The only issue I had with it was lack of developing the relationship between two of the main characters. It seemed that there was more relationship building with the roommate situation... liked that pairing. All in all very glad I read it and I'll read the rest of this mangakas works!
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unfortunately   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by soldemayo
December 5th, 2010, 5:24pm
Many messed up things piling up in this series in term of story. The plot is too predictable (I got almost everything right in the first few chapters) and uncreative. It's kinda dragging and repetitive throughout the story until it reaches somewhere near the end, and then just ends it like that, i was like wtf? What irritates me most is the lack of consistency in both story and characters argh I can't even begin to explain why. In conclusion if you have lots of free time, go for it, but if you look for something worthwhile, you can just skip this one.
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Twisted characters, rushed ending...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by zeusosphere
November 7th, 2010, 6:16pm
This is a pretty light read... I couldn't really take it seriously, and it felt like I was reading a volume in 5 minutes (that wasn't actually the case, of course... though I did read it all in one go) A lot of what happens feels so ridiculous that I just couldn't really feel empathy for the characters, just exasperation . Quite a lot of the characters are really twisted (the Kang parents and grandparents deserve a special mention), so be careful who you're rooting for as you read this... The ending feels VERY rushed and leaves a lot of loose ends untied (including a lot of characters without romantic partners... personally I felt it needed at least another chapter, and more probably another volume for proper closure). Otherwise... -shrug- it's a pretty interesting read as long as you 1) don't get too involved emotionally and 2) leave your disbelief hanging outside the door.

... Last updated on November 7th, 2010, 6:18pm
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A Decent Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
October 8th, 2010, 9:49pm
Idol Shopping isn't spectacular, but it's cute and fluffy. The lead girl is pretty spunky which makes it an interesting read. The prerequisite hottie is pretty darn cute (megane complex). I liked him a little more at the beginning, but he still maintains his charm throughout the series (which is pretty hard to do). The prerequisite alternative hottie is also pretty cute (no glasses though--darn). Very endearing. I ended up crying once during the series, and it was because of what this guy did. The main villain is ridiculously evil. The end. I hate her. She is awful. Gr. There's quite a bit of comedy throughout. Lots of cliff hangers. Overall, a cliche'd, over-done, but very cute series. The only major complaints I have for the series are character development and plotting. The characters go through some major, slightly unbelievable changes. Which sucks. It's usually for the better (comic relief or plot twists), but it's a little annoying. The ending is rushed, and the plot is pretty turbulent. But that's to be expected from a rom-com-style manga. And again. No complaints. I didn't exactly pick Idol Shopping off the shelf expecting great literature.
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