In the engaging story of Fieora Radcliff, Irene Linton presents a powerful portrayal of a complex young girl struggling and searching for her own identity in a broken family. Intelligent and resourceful, but also impetuous, sometimes implacable and impish, often pushy and self-centered, Fieora seems to be on a self-absorbed mission to make herself happy while punishing everyone else. She is overweight and overbearing with very few friends. Her father, Randall, an affluent store owner is struggling to raise Fieora alone after his wife, Ginger, had deserted the family several years earlier. Mrs. Minerva is the kindly housekeeper, but certainly no match for the angry bitter Fieora.