Princess is a die-hard tomboy growing up in the middle of the Oklahoma plains with only one friend in a thirty-mile radius: her best buddy Mart. Her dad's off to war and her mama is gone all day working, so she's in charge of the farm and all the inhabitants living on it for the summer. When she finds an orphan opossum kit in the ragged remains of a possum her dog just killed, she has a real tough decision to make.

Save him against her father's wishes? Or let him die?

From the moment she looks into his eyes her heart is lost, and she decides to try it - no matter the cost to her. But when tragedy strikes, she struggles to find the power in herself to get past the price they have to pay.