Weird dream, didn’t get to the finish line, so I don’t know how it ends.
There’s a compound in a large forest, modern day age. It’s a school for magic (ala Hogwarts, though much smaller.) Magic keeps it from being seen. But there are chain link fences surrounding the school to ‘keep undesirables out.’
Our hero discovers some fishy things going on with the instructors. (Not too sure exactly what they’re doing, but it’s definitely NOT in the best interest of the kids.) He convinces a handful of his friends to attempt escape. The heat is on, the teachers are onto the revolutionary cell, but this small group does get over the fence.
They set up house in the forest, this group of friends. From their treehouse vantage, they keep an eye on the comings and goings at the school. Our hero begins missions, infiltrating the school and bringing the truth to the students there.
Unfortunately, his work is noticed. On one visit, the instructors trap him and raise the fence level so he cannot go over it again. (Not too odd a point, but the ‘workers’ doing the construction are ogres.)
He’s under house arrest. His friends are on the other side of the fence, wallowing about in their inability to ban together without him. Either he’ll be killed or experimented on to get him to turn to the dark side of the Force. What will happen to our intrepid hero now?
I have no idea. Dammit. I woke up.
In any case, this reads like a Harry Potter / The Faculty / political thriller. Don’t know that it’ll ever get written, but I figured I’d better get it down somewhere for later perusal.