I need a one page synopsis for an agent and would be so grateful for feedback.
Fourteen-year-old OLIVIA is bullied and wishes she were braver and more confident like her friends. According to Olivia, ‘Don’t have sex or you will die,’ should be what they teach in sex education. It would make life a whole lot simpler. She is still to experience her first kiss but daren’t tell her best friend ELLY that she wants to kiss her.
Olivia discovers an escape, a crossing place into the faery world. She is attracted to a beautiful dryad AINE. Aine takes Olivia to an enchanted hanging palace where she meets JENNET, a leader of dryads. Jennet makes Olivia feel uncomfortable, but Olivia ignores her instincts that Jennet is dangerous. Desperate to explore more of the faery world, Olivia sneaks off to a macabre faery feast and is attacked by an elven witch. PERCY, a soggy goblin, saves her life and befriends her.
In the human world, life becomes more complicated for Olivia. She tries to prove she is straight by kissing the boy Elly fancies. Olivia’s friends take Elly’s side and Olivia is frightened that they are gossiping about her sexuality again.
Olivia escapes back to the faery world confused about who she wants to kiss and desperately unhappy. In the faery world, she feels more confident, despite the danger from elven witches. Olivia kisses Aine and asks if she can stay in the faery world. Jennet agrees to protect Olivia, if she rescues a stolen child from goblins. She bravely travels to a goblin city alone. Olivia is shocked to learn that the child is human and that she lives happily with the goblins. In the magical living goblin library, Olivia learns more about the vast faery world and her eyebrows are singed by a volcano that erupts from a book. She discovers that the crossings are used to steal human children who are then traded and enslaved with other faeries. She realises that the children she has seen with Jennet are stolen and that she cannot take the human back to Jennet. The goblins show Olivia a crossing place that could take her safely back to the human world. Instead, Olivia chooses to stay and rescue the children from Jennet.
Olivia persuades Aine to defy Jennet and help her rescue the children. They escape, pursued first by Jennet and then by a mysterious shadowy creature. They learn that most of the crossings to the human world have been sealed to protect human children. Evading murderous faeries and dragons that threaten to incinerate them, they arrive at a port city. The shadowy creature is still following them. They plan to sail north to safety, but an elf with the power to see into the past and future, tells Olivia she is in grave danger of being captured and enslaved. Olivia must take the children to a crossing nearby and return to the human world.
Tracked by the shadowy creature, they arrive at the crossing place to find that it is sealed. They are trapped as wicked dryads spin out of a tornado and elven witches swoop down from shadows. The elven witches reveal the creature that has been following Olivia. It is Percy, a powerful elf in disguise. Olivia feels deeply betrayed by the friend she thought had saved her life. Unable to cross, they are forced to watch as dryads and elven witches fight a terrifying battle for the children. The dryads are defeated and there is a lull in the spell that sealed the crossing. Aine tells Olivia that she loves her and Olivia crosses back into the human world saving two of the children. The elven witches have stolen the youngest child. Aine has entombed herself in the crossing to prevent the witches from following Olivia. Heartbroken, Olivia vows to return.