287D: Dark YA book about a girl who befriends fairies

I read this book in the early 1990s, but have no idea when it was published. The details I remember are that there is a girl who is for some reason befriended by fairies. She shrinks down and goes to visit them. Maybe she’s going to become their queen or something? For some reason she ends up with this necklace made of thorns that she can’t take off. The only other thing I remember is that the fairies would feed her nectar from a flower.

3 thoughts on “287D: Dark YA book about a girl who befriends fairies

  1. This sounds like a garbled memory of The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks, published in 1985. The first half is told from an adult woman’s point of view, most of the second half from her 8-year-old daughter’s point of view. The thorn necklace that she can’t take off is definitely there, and the fairies drink flower nector. The other details in the question don’t match, so possibly the poster is remembering two different books.

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