Sam is living a happy life in the San Bernardo valley, California. Her dad always told her that she shouldn't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
Sam's dad marries and women named Fiona. Her dad dies in earthquake trying to save Fiona and her kids. Step mother and sisters treat Sam like she is a slave. Step mother gives Sam a fake Princeton letter. Step sisters and Austin's ex girlfriend tell Austin that Sam is Cinderella and he doesn't text her back.
Austin left the important football game to go to Sam. Austin finally wants Sam in his life and it rains in the drought. Sam finds out that she owns everything that her dad had. The diner, the house, and the car. Sam makes her step sisters find her real Princeton letter.
Story one of the multiple stories is Sam and her relationship with her step sisters and her step mother. Sam's step mother doesn't believe in her and thinks that all she is going to do with her life is just being a diner girl.
Story two includes Austin's relationship with his dad and how he wants him to go to USC for football but Austin wants to go to Princeton.
Story Three is Sam and her secret lover. They are going to the dance together and Austin really wants to find out who she is and put up many posters trying to figure out who she is.