The Vampire Diaries: 1: The Awakening is about three central characters who are drawn to each other because of their own particular reasons. It is about Elena, the stunning and the crush of most of the guys of college, who finds herself getting crazy about Stefan, the new breathtakingly handsome guy of college. However, he has his own reasons for staying away from her.
There is another character, Damon who is unassuming and extremely dangerous. He is Stefan's brother who seeks revenge from Stefan because of some sort of betrayal on Stefan's part in the past. Though Elena dislikes him in the beginning, later she finds herself drawn to him as well. She is torn between the two handsome brothers. Who will be her choice in the end and what is the past that Damon and Stefan share is told in the book.