A moving coming-of-age story that showcases a fierce, dynamic heroine who speaks her mind. Meet Maria Kawai-she's gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it's no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria's difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace... Things for Maria have been looking up-especially since she reconciled with her father, and her relationship with Shin has been progressing. Unfortunately, Shin's hand injury gets worse, and the only way to treat it means an operation overseas…! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.