Renko is at first unperturbed by her parents’ decision to separate. With her boyfriend and a classmate in the same boat, Renko gradually realises the implications of divorce, and tries repeatedly to get her parents to reconcile. An old man teaches her about the need to forget the past.
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4.3 Somai really understood kids. Most adults forget what growing up was like. They don't remember what really affects us as children and how through their own stupid actions contribute to feelings of anxiety and isolation. Somai never forgot.