Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
From the superior vantage point her childhood gives her, thirteen-year-old Frida judges everyone and everything in her life. She has high standards, partly derived from her guidebook to life, Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving. In fact, Frida has been keeping elaborate charts detailing the status and progress of all the people in her life, from her divorced mother and sister, to her father (whom she disapproves of particularly). However, before long she discovers that she is of an age where her "scientific objectivity" as a child is about to be compromised by the advent of womanhood. In this well-regarded and charming coming-of-age picture, Frida is up to the challenge.