Really excellent follow up to volume one. The characters continue to grow, and explore their identity, and what that might mean for them as they grow older. It's nice to see they have an adult that they can confide in. I was especially proud of Saori’s actions when she sees Shuichi being bullies. I love how Anne of Green Gables figures into the plot in different way for different characters. I also was incredibly proud of Shuichi, and how he handles the aftermath of the boys hateful words. The pace of the story continues to be slow, and easy, and the soft, almost dreamy artwork works really nice with that sort of pacing. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.