This book, by Mika Sasaki had been abandoned for two years. In hopes for a slight alteration, it had been left behind, and finally published unaltered. This book is about love.

Our "love" becomes, only when there are differences in the relationship. The differences in age, experience, social status, sex, the difference in knowing and not knowing - and the difference in “I” and the hedgehog.

“I” unknowingly forces her love to the hedgehog. The hedgehog, however, never rebels against these enforced gestures, no matter how this Love is pushed. Even after so many turns of events, and even with the conclusion of “I love you just the way you are” going all the way back to the beginning,, he never fails to forgive; nor does he ever forget to smile. Perhaps, the hedgehog constantly felt sorry for not being able to make "I" happy. He was in pain. But at last, he felt relieved from the bottom of his heart.

The hedgehog might soon become sick of his consistent self, and begins to coil itself in fashion that does not go well with him. Then, "I" must get crazy. Will the hedgehog still listen to the girl when she says, “I love you just the way you are”? “I” may no longer be the right person anymore to place a flower on the hedgehog. If that situation ever arises, the story will corrupt with just the two current characters.

Maybe then, you and I might be the one placing flowers on the hedgehog and “I”.