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Trait takes place in a world where personality is a commodity. In the 2070s, individuality and distinctive personalities are sacrificed in favor of the instantaneous ability to install personality traits into the brain as a simple medical procedure. Many Trait users suffer from numerous problems with their minds and memories.
A nameless protagonist narrates Aidan Trotter’s debut novel—a simple sales worker trying to make sense of the world around her after her long-time roommate Chris has completely forgotten about her. Meanwhile, an anonymous teen, a high-achieving student from the wealthiest part of the city, reaches out to It Takes All Kinds, a nonprofit organization against Traits, via Ingrid, a hotline worker.
About the Author
Aidan Trotter lives in Freeport, Maine, and is an eighteen-year-old student and Emerson College film major who wishes to write for television. Aidan has adapted Trait from a short story of the same name that won a Gold Key for the Scholastic Writing Awards in Maine and was nominated for American Voices nationally.