Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com
FYI: If you didn't read the first story in the series yet (MIKI FALLS: SPRING), and you don't want the story of MIKI FALLS: SUMMER ruined, then STOP!
Hiro has not only let Miki become his friend and let her into his world a little, he's even letting her see his work. Sometimes he even takes her with him. But Miki wants more. Whenever she tries to push, even just a little, Hiro shies away. Miki can't tell if it's just her, or if it's Hiro. He claims that he can't have a relationship, but Miki thinks he's just scared. For now she'll have to be content with the knowledge that she's closer to him than anyone else.
When Hiro's latest case of love-gone-bad turns out to be Miki's best friend, Yumi, and her boyfriend, Miki is trapped. Torn between helping her friend and her promise to Hiro to not get involved, Miki has a tough decision to make. Trying to make things better often makes things worse. Add in the gorgeous girl that Miki finds over at Hiro's house, a girl who is definitely more than just Hiro's friend, and Miki's world seems to be crashing down around her. How could things have gone from so good to so bad so quickly? And how can it get better?
Both Yumi and Hiro become more multi-dimensional in this book, and Miki gains some hard-won knowledge. MIKI FALLS: SUMMER is still a great, fun, quick read, but this time there's a little more seriousness thrown in.