All Tere and her classmate and best friend, Ana, think about is winning the contest for the Junior Queen and Princess of their town, Ponce, Puerto Rico. But Tere's mother has different ideas for her only daughter. She wants her to be part of la sociedad, "high society", and go to a fancy private school.
At first Tere doesn't want to leave her school friends to follow her mother's dream of life among competitive and snobby girls. She knows her parents can't afford the luxuries the rich girls take for granted. But when Tere gets into trouble and has a fight with Ana, she quickly changes her mind. Now she finds herself caught between two worlds.