Life isn't easy for fifteen-year-old Frayda Rina Mandelbloom. After her father suddenly passed away, her mother remarried and moved to New York, leaving Frayda behind in Jerusalem. Now Hadassah, the woman she boards with, is flying off to England, and Frayda needs a place to stay while she's gone. Feeling alone and dejected, Frayda tries one friend after another, but nothing seems to work out – until she meets Elisheva in the local bookstore, and things finally start to turn around. At long last, Frayda begins to feel like part of a family. But can it last?