Hello, my name is Nef. My novel is called "Looking for Hope", it is slice of life with a sci-fi fantasy backdrop and some romance but the focus is on an in-depth exploration of human condition.
I will describe my character Moira. She is one of the protagonists.
Moira is seventeen in the beginning of the story. She is an orphan so she lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin who she gets along with. Growing up sheltered because of her pervasive developmental disorder (a type of autism), she has her own insecurities and self-doubts about whether she can fit in. Her confidence will grow, however, once she learns that she is eligible to receive a scholarship to go to a prestigious university to study alien biology. Still, she worries whether being autistic will make it extra difficult for her to make friends.
Moira is a kind-hearted person with a sensitive soul and is for the most part innocent and inexperienced due to her upbringing. She is, however, also talented in natural sciences and arts. She is smart and has high curiosity about everything around her but her low self-esteem sometimes get in her way.
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