Self-absorbed with a mean streak, Rhea Kosmo-the Tomboy Princess-is the only daughter of Jonathan and Serena Kosmo who own a pet farm in River Falls, California, just east of San Luis Obispo. Protected by three loving brothers and her best friend and supportive classmate, Karen, Rhea remains self-centered, arrogant, meddling, and highly critical of her family's propensity for helping those less fortunate.
As a teenager, Rhea takes a strong position against all things charitable-tearing up her mother's contribution checks; obstructing her brother's attempts to donate his car to charity; and discouraging her younger brother's friends from taking advantage of the family's policy of largesse.
As an adult, Rhea continues to be self-absorbed. And over the years, she has only become more outspoken and bold concerning her views on self-reliance and independence. Is it possible for this high-strung young woman to come of age and undergo a complete transformation during her life's journey?