Magdalena "Maggie" Curran is a freshman at a prestigious Virginia boarding school when her parents are killed in a car accident in Rome. Now an orphan, Maggie has only one true friend to lean on–Graham Ashford. He is the only one who can help her through the depression and night terrors that follow her parents' death. In her junior year, the school deems her stable enough to have a roommate, and her new friend Sarah quickly draws Maggie out of her shyness and into the dating world. While at Sarah's house for Thanksgiving, however, things take a turn for the worse. Can Maggie survive another tragedy and find true happiness?