Some books do a brilliant job of making you feel the emotions of their characters. This is one of those books. You feel Kohei's isolation from his peers due to his disability, and you feel his hope, and subsequent defensiveness when he meets Taichi and their relationship begins. You feel Taichi's determination, admiration, and respect for Kohei. This is a book you feel. I look forward to subsequent volumes, and to seeing how these characters continue to interact and care for one another. — From Amy's Picks (page 3)
Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi's words cut through Kohei's usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever.