Crilley, Mark. Miki Falls; autumn.

Author:Sweeney, Jennifer
Position:Miki Falls: Autumn - Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

CRILLEY, Mark. Miki Falls; autumn. Illus. by the author. HarperTeen. 176p. illus, c2007. 978-0-00608-4618-3. $7.99. JS

In the third volume of this seasonally themed quartet, the starry-eyed Miki and Hiro decide they must run away from Fukuyama in order to keep their relationship a secret. After a brash confrontation with the jealous Reika, once meek and now newly emboldened Miki stands her ground; this propels Reika to threaten to expose their secret to the Elder Deliverers. With little more than the clothes on their backs, they decide to run away to the wilderness, and stay with Yamada-san, an old friend of Hiro's. Like Reika and Hiro, Yamada was once a Deliverer, and warns that the Elders want to make an example of Hiro's defiance. Soon after they arrive at Yamada-san's, the Deliverers are hot on their trail, sending Miki and Hiro out deeper into the forest--just as autumn is coming to a close.

Crilley has created a magical, windswept romance perfect for young teens, though complex enough to absorb older teens....

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