Sams father had always read her fairy tales and told her about how the teach lessons. Little did she know she would be a part of a fairy tale of her own.
Suddenly, as an earthquake hit their town, Sams father runs out of her room to get his wife and step daughters. However, sadly, he passes away in the process
Sam is now living with her horrible step mother and step sisters. Apparently everything in her fathers will was left to them. They are very mean to her and make her do very hard things. Her fathers diner was left to her step mother and she is required to work there.
At school there is a boy that she likes very much. Sometimes she even chats with him over email however he does not know that it is her chatting with him but she does. He goes by the name "Nomad" over email. He talks about how he isn't and doesn't want to be this popular, football jock but that he wants to go to princeton and take on a different life.
Sam's "fairy godmother" gives Sam a beautiful dress and a simple yet elegant mask to go along with it for the school dance.
At the dance Sam talks and hangs out with Austin. He knows its who he has been talking to over email but does not know that it is Sam. Just as exactly what she wanted to happen is about to occur, her alarm goes off and she realizes she needs to get to the diner before her step family realizes she isn't there.