Thanks Kenra, lots of useful info. Kathy, good luck! Keep us updated.
Tcjones30, Have you tried writing a query letter from you as the author rather than from your characters? Maybe this can remove some of the confusion and keep it on the simple side. From what I have heard, the simpler and straight to the point it is, the better. Also see this thread: http://www.ladieswhocritique.com/groups/young-adult/forum/topic/queries/