When a young woman's world is rocked by her mother's death, she sees no other options for her but to never leave the apartment again. She takes comfort in her aunt, her mother's sister, who was very close to the woman's mother.
She has little connection to the outside world, save for her next door neighbor (the male lead), who slowly tries to get her to come out of her shell. But she is being plagued by dreams and visions of her father, whom her mother says walked out on them. Therefore, she is forced to find out the real truth of her family's past.
The Awakening is split between the two first person perspectives of the male and female leads. The idea behind this book is original, and the characters help reflect this.
The ending is different and appropriate. You won't be disappointed with this one.