Persepolis: the story of a childhood by Marjane Satrapi
reviewed by Katya
When I experienced Persepolis, I read all the other Satrapi books that I could get hold of and watched the movie. If history, culture, and the plight of children coming into adulthood interests you, then check this out! This graphic novel lures the reader with its expressive drawings which convey the life of a girl growing up in the middle of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Satrapi tells what life was like for Iranians during that time and what she experienced with her un-assimilating parents. Her stories of her childhood, humorous and shocking, are phenomenal and so different from what life is like for Americans today.
Seeing the life of a person from a different culture, and learning in U.S. and world history about the events that she lived, make what you've learned REAL. This book tells of the people far away from us in the Middle East and makes you understand them a bit more. This is my 3rd favorite novel and vital to me. Look it up, you won't be sorry.Posted by at July 21, 2010 12:47 PM