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Cheese in the Trap  
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Having returned to college after a year long break, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of a suspiciously perfect senior named Yoo Jung. From then on, her life took a turn for the worse - and Sul was almost certain it was all Jung's doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

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جبنة في المصيدة
پنیر در تله

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166 Chapters (Ongoing)
Part 1: 46 Chapters + Prologue+ Character Extra + Special Episode (Complete)
Part 2: 67 Chapters + Special Episode + 2 Q&A Extras (Complete)
Part 3: 53 Chapters + Prologue (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (537 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 16th 2014, 7:30pm PST

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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #47 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #77 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #91 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #64 decreased(-27)

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On 1732 reading lists
On 921 wish lists
On 44 completed lists
On 68 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
confession 3 days, 16 hours, 56 minutes ago
Speculations on Yoo Jung 59 days, 9 hours, 24 minutes ago
Drama? 79 days, 21 hours, 20 minutes ago
Cheese in the Trap: Who will win Hong Sul's heart?!? 252 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
"The incident" 456 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes ago

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Stole my heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
February 18th, 2014, 9:37am
This webtoon had been lying around in my wish list for a long time. I decided to pick it up on a whim, and I am glad I did since I loved it! I was initially skeptical since the sequence of events seemed haphazard. However, they slowly gained structure and transformed Cheese In The Trap into one of my favourite series.

The paranoia Sul exhibits serves it purpose quite well, leaving the readers with a sense of mystery. Yoo Jung first came off as an untrustworthy, egocentric character. Though, he still exhibits those characteristics I have slowly started to trust him more. Yes, it might have something to do with his eyes and smile. I completely adore the details the author gives only to his eyes.

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My favourite character in the series would definitely be Bak In Ho. He brings in a comic factor to the webtoon. The interactions between him and Sul never fail to make me laugh and his arrogance makes him incredulously cute. I find the way he always looks out for Sul and talks to Jung with a semblance of normality in spite of "the incident"(which is still a mystery) very endearing.

My only complaint with the webtoon is that the author never reveals what exactly made Eun taek ignore Bo Ra for that certain period of time. It keeps nagging me no matter how hard I try to forget it.
Also I wish they had more scenes. Eun Taek's character had a lot of potential.

Cheese in the Trap is definitely worth a shot. I am looking forward to more of this ^^

... Last updated on March 20th, 2014, 10:33pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jan19
January 25th, 2014, 12:44am
It's amazing how the author can make the story so mysterious and addicting. With each flashback you get to know more and more about the characters. And you begin to doubt the characters and events by comparing them to the past and present. You don't know much since it is told by the perspective of the heroine.This is also closer to reality than most manga/webcomic. It really makes you think and at the same time it's very enjoyable. It's a perfect balance of comedy and plot. I really enjoyed this webcomic a lot!
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Rating: N/A
by Jeshia
January 14th, 2014, 4:47pm
This series in amazing, and as some people have commented, addicting. Fortunately, there are words to describe the genius of this story.
The story, for one, features a calm, perceptive, and intelligent female lead. She's got the book smarts and the street smarts, but it's not as if she goes parading it around. She's also quite funny at times. In a nutshell, she's very real in her intelligence. I loved her basically from day one (of my reading the webcomic), and unlike some readers whose opinions I read, I sided with her from page one.
The story introduces you fairly quickly to the male lead, and frankly speaking, I found him somewhat creepy…. as does the main character. His charm was completely lost on both of us. Her paranoia is entirely justified---she does have grounds for her wariness toward him. In fact, I found him so creepy that at some point, I just really did not want the two to get together. My opinion has since adjusted a little bit, but it's still on ongoing debate whether he's actually a sociopath.
The author does a great job of cultivating the unease that the main character feels, easing the tension during the fluffy, yet oh-so-rare romantic moments, but bringing it back full force as bits of the characters' pasts come to the surface.
The story constantly switches from present-day to flashbacks, though it is primarily in Hong Sul's point of view. The flashbacks explain quite well the characters' motivations and emotions, and are differentiated by a different color background (black, I believe). There's something very simple about the art that I appreciate… and everyone has "normal" looking hair. All the characters feel like normal people as opposed to stereotypes---defined on a degree depending on their role in the story.

To sum up, there's definitely a mystery element to this romance, though I would hardly say that it's part of the genre. The story is crafted in a way that really draws you in precisely because Hong Sul is so intelligent and perceptive. That is, in being of comparable intellect to the male lead, she is able to piece together things about him… and therefore does not remain as uninvolved as she may like things to be. Unlike in other shoujo mangas, there is very little that goes over this girl's head---and because the story is told primarily from her POV, the readers can identify to the very human intelligence that she brings to the table… the same intelligence that causes her so much unease throughout the plot.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2014, 4:50pm
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I love this so much   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 29th, 2013, 1:14pm
I am in love with this story: It's got the suspense and bunch of other elements. The love is a bit slow--in fact right now the current english scanlations haven't even gotten there yet.... but, it is so addicting once you get into the story!

I find the main girl's paranoia hilarious---but it's also the driving point of all the suspense. But overall, she is my ideal heroine: smart, funny, perceptive, and likable. I hate hate hate bubbly and ditzy main characters these days...

all in all, I got so obsessed with this thing I ended up downloading a naver translator to read the ORIGINAL NAVER COMIC (which is in Korean)...

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2014, 10:51pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
December 16th, 2013, 12:23am
This is the first webtoon that I've read. At first I found it very hard to follow, with the switching between past and present so often, and I had a hard time remembering who was who, since the cast, which is fairly large, was introduced all at once, and those korean names are hard to remember ^^;!

Although skeptical at first, I was quickly absorbed into the story within like.. five chapters? And before I knew it I was reading like mad.. I swear I couldn't stop reading even though it was 5AM..

Personally, I love this manga because of the characters. They are all so realistic and unique with their own distinct traits! I also like how they aren't perfect, heck they're all weird and a bit psychotic.. especially *cough Jung. My favorites are Sul, Inho, and Eun Taek. 100 chapters and Sul still hasn't disappointed me. Sure her paranoia is a bit frustrating, but I could absolutely relate since I'm also one who over-analyses things. Also, she's hard-working, strong, shy, yet independent! Some folks said the romance was too slow, but honestly I didn't feel that it was too slow.. after all, this is a josei, slice-of-life manga. And it's a great one too. Should definitely check this one out!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shines
August 23rd, 2013, 3:11pm
I didn't expect much from this webtoon/manga but after reading around 25 chapters I got addicted!
the characters develop really well and you keep trying to see which is their true self or see what they are going do next... the story keeps you guessing
the story jumps from the present to the the past and back
the way it is done creates suspense and mysteries that continue throughout the story
this is totally recommended by me
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It gets better!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by redappletaffy
August 14th, 2013, 7:01am
It was really confusing to me at first, mostly because I couldn't tell the difference between two important characters, and I didn't realize the timeline skipped around.
But I'm so glad I stuck with it! The plot's good!
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Making Addicted   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Riesa Saki
August 12th, 2013, 8:15pm
This series is more than I expeced. I didn't know this series making me addicted like this. You know what, this series keep coming to my dream two days in row (well, it's personal matter =))) The plot is very great and the author still keep digging up, the art is lovelly with simplity, the characters (oh my) I really love the heroine one and Yoo Jung, I mean even he is like that, you're not find someone like him in the other stories, and the others is realistic enough which is good. I love mystery, and I liked to know what is really going on in the past.
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Very Slow Romance - But Satisfying   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PinkShippuden
June 28th, 2013, 9:07am
I don't actually like very slow romance, and if i do like it, then it just has to be really good.
This manga is one of those great stories in my opinion.
Even though there is a very small amount of development romantically, the story is still so enjoyable.
Hong Sul (the female lead) is one of my favourite female leads. She's calm most of the time and thinks rationally, she's smart too. She's not an attention seeker nor is she pushy, she gets annoyed sometimes, but it's not like her character is supposed to be stoic.
All the characters have their individuality and the story isn't cliche either.
This is a real slice of life.
Even if you're not a fan of slow romance, you should just give this story a try.

... Last updated on July 18th, 2013, 8:07am
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Boring at first but plot thickens and I'm hooked   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cliff
May 25th, 2013, 5:17pm
It took me quite awhile to pick this up. I tried to read this several times but always dropped before I passed more than 2-3 chapters. I forced myself to read it because so many people recommend it and the rating is really high. Boy... this is probably one of the most interesting and complex manhwa that I've ever read. It's not that the story is completely original and talked about big bang theory but rather, it's a simple, very well done story with great, well-rounded characters. Most of the stories are told through Sul's point of view so it's hard to figure out what's the intention behind other people's actions and it made it more interesting. Keep reading if you think it's boring at first and promise, you'll never regret it!!
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