CC's mother died when she was young, her father finds a new woman who despises CC and abuses, when CC fights back and hurts her new step-mother, her father throws her out of the house. She seeks shelter at a martial arts school, where she begins her training in kung fu and is recruited into the secret dragon society to fight the Japanese invasion.
I really liked the idea; taking a fairy tale, adding kung fu and setting it around an actual event. Brilliant! I may even try something similar (though, most likely without the kung fu, sorry). However the delivery wasn't to my liking. If instead of telling the story, the author used more description and showed us what was happening and how it affected the main character emotionally, this would've been a longer story and also fleshed out more, I may have even liked CC.
It was a good story, but it could've been great.