Connelly Sternin, 16, moves through her New York City high school on cruise control. She is an average student who doesn't get into trouble, doesn't sit with the cool kids, and has a quiet home life. Connelly Sternin does not feel she is living the life of a fairy tale princess. But when she is alone in her New York city apartment, studying for the SATs or doing her homework, waiting for her mother to come home, she thinks she knows how Rapunzel felt: isolated, lonely, and betrayed. So when the handsome and charming prince of the school, Jeremy Cole, starts paying attention to her, Connelly believes her life may be changing for the better. And it does, but not in the way she had always imagined it would.