One of the trickiest things in querying is when you have a manuscript with a multi-POV cast. My debut, WHEN THE TRUTH UNRAVELS, is multi-POV so I feel your pain. Here is the query that caught my agent’s attention, in case it helps anyone out there in the query trenches!
Elin Angstrom doesn’t like to label it an attempted suicide. It was an accident. Or, at least, that’s what she wants her three best friends to believe.
Rosie, Jenna, and Ket still don’t understand what made Elin hurt herself, but they’re determined to keep her happy now. So when Elin decides a perfect prom night is the key to getting her old life back (and needs an assist in lying to her parents), Princeton-bound Jenna reluctantly agrees. When Elin asks for help winning back her ex, party girl Ket is happy to oblige. And when Elin announces she wants to pre-game at a mysterious new friend’s house, not even perpetual downer Rosie can rain on that parade.
Then Elin disappears halfway through the dance.
The girls split up in hopes of finding Elin before anyone realizes she’s missing, but as their curfew approaches and Elin remains nowhere to be found, they are forced to question what loyalty to their best friend really means.
Told from the alternating perspectives of four lifelong best friends, THE GIRLS OF MARCH is a contemporary YA novel, complete at 72,000 words. Inspired by the characters in LITTLE WOMEN, THE GIRLS OF MARCH will appeal to fans of THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS and THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.
I have been writing for several years, including bi-monthly articles for The Salt Lake City Weekly. When I’m not writing, I enjoy baking, skiing, playing with my dog, and watching horror movies.
Thank you for your consideration.