I'm going to approach the query as if I have no idea what the book's about. You know I'm a big fan, I love Zydeco, so don't get miffed if I yap on like I know something about queries...
Following his exile to our world,…"
"Much better. I think you need a bit more after "where the guy is hiding." That's the conflict--what is the resolution (in general terms, what does he do that changes him and permits him to accomplish his desire?)"
"I've been told by three different literary agents that 14 turning 15 is the absolute youngest you would expect in a YA novel, with certain exceptions. I think it often boils down to the voice and theme. If the voice of your query (important)…"
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