Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Week 5: Coming of Age During a Revolution
For those who don't know, Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi growing up in a revolutionary Iran and later attempting to assimilate to western culture. The fact that it's a graphic novel makes it a quick read and makes it that much easier to go back and reread my favorite sections. Thanks to her style of illustration, Satrapi blends humor with the serious issues found throughout her graphic novel.
I could never imagine having to live what she lived through as a child in Iran. I liked the perspective of looking at war through a child's eyes and later seeing how those experiences in Iran shaped who she became as a woman. The story itself is gripping and makes it hard to put the book down.