Hey everyone! I'm pretty happy with how my query turned out (thanks to everyone who offered me a hand! <3), and now I started working on my dreaded synopsis...I don't think it's too bad, but what do I know? It super short and sweet, because all agents I want to query required 1-2 page.
Anyone who wants help with your own synopsis, just leave your link here and I'll be happy to return the favor.
Thirteen-year-old HARPER BAILEY hates the words tattooed on her arm since her birth. Her soulmark is supposed to tell her who is destined to be her soulmate, but when she finds out it refers to the boy who’s been trolling her YouTube videos, she vows to get it removed.
The soulmarks are an unasked for gift from a group of immigrant aliens living on Earth called the Givers. Anyone under their care is given food and shelter for free. Their only rules are that no soulmark can ever be removed and that, once a pair of soulmates meet, they cannot separate.
Harper enlists her best friend’s help to spy on her mother, who works at the only place soulmarks can be illegally removed in her town. Her friend hates the idea of having a soulmate and wants her mark gone as soon as possible, but when Harper tries to repeat the procedure, she accidentally burns her friend’s skin to bone. Desperate, she bumps into NOAH QUINN, a boy who does everything to stop her from finding a Giver. He succeeds in making Harper back out, but it’s too late – her friend already called the Givers, betraying Harper.
To save her life, Harper’s friend rats her mother to the aliens, and this results in Harper’s mother being arrested by the Givers and the Governor, the human who controls the aliens against their will. They plan on publicly removing her mother’s soulmark – which is revealed to Harper by FIFTY-SEVEN, the Giver who is assigned to keep an eye on Harper since she broke the law. This procedure however, is bound to kill her mother – to make sure no one in Harper’s town ever tries going against the law again. Her stepfather leaves home. Harper tries to convince Fifty-Seven to help, but the Giver can’t go against the Governor’s orders.
Noah goes after Harper and takes her to a hidden community, where people are plotting how to take down both the Governor and the Givers. She learns her stepfather is living there, but they are still angry with each other because of him leaving their house. Along with Noah and one of his friends, she plans to invade the Governor’s house and her mother’s clinic to find clues about where her mother is before her execution.
When they arrive at the Governor’s Manor, they learn it’s being guarded by Fifty-Seven. Startled by the Giver, Noah accidentally shoots her. Once again facing a life or death situation, Harper decides to try and help both her mother and Fifty-Seven. She manages to get help for the Giver, but Governor makes Harper watch as her mother has her soulmark removed in front of her.
When Harper comes back to Noah’s hideout with Fifty-Seven in tow, she is shunned for consorting with their enemy. Supported only by the Giver Fifty-Seven, Harper takes refuge on YouTube, and accidentally learns that Noah is, in fact, her soulmate and the reason everything started.