Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming–both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom–Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I really don’t know much about the wars in Iran and it was really interesting to get the perspective from a young girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution and how that felt for her.

This book was funny and heartbreaking at the same time. As a young girl not understanding the new rules coming into play, then as a teenager and being sent to Austria to get away from the war. Marjane Satrapi has been through so much, from being in the midst of a war to being sent to Europe, to being homeless.

I think this book is a really great insight into what Iran used to be like before the Islamic Revolution. I think this book is really interesting and definitely recommend it. I also think Satrapi is really brave to put all this information about her life.

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