For her fifteenth birthday, Anoira White's stepmother bought her a boyfriend.

 

      So begins the coming-of-age tale of Ann, a young girl with undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome growing up under the thumb of her high maintenance step-mother, Hilde. When Hilde forces Ann to enter a beauty pageant in order to continue to be with her friends, Ann will put everything on the line in order to stand up for them- and for herself. But will her hard work be enough to overcome the monumental hurdle of an undiagnosed mental disorder? Or will Ann discover a new way in which to accept the way she was made? 

The third installment of the 'Once Upon a Reality' series, 'The Thing About Apples' is a modern re-telling of Snow White that re-defines what it means for be 'fairest in the land'.