Cindy Smith needs to figure out what is real and what is make-believe and she doesn't have much time.
What would you do if your parents named you Cinderella? Some girls would embrace it. Some would flaunt it. Some, like Cinderella Smith, would count down the days until they could legally change it. Saddled with what she considers an unfortunate and cruel name, Cindy, as she insists being called, avoids dancing, dresses and make-up.
But her attitude changes when her dreams start to include a cottage in the middle of the woods and a grandmotherly woman straight out of a fairytale. Haunted by these childhood stories at night, Cindy’s waking life begins to mirror them. Before she knows it, she’s agreed to go to her high school’s Spring Fling with her best friend, Benny Gordon.
With Benny's help, will Cindy finally live up to her unusual name or will she miss out forever when the clock strikes midnight?