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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi

spygrl137's review against another edition

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4.0

Really moving. Simple but so much is unsaid and relies on feeling. The ending clutches your heart.

avscarlett's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced

4.25

_micah_'s review against another edition

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5.0

Book Story - Read in Seattle. I'm pretty sure I, um, acquired it from a Barnes and Noble while I was in the suburbs, while waiting to meet a craigslist ride before we drove across the US together. The ride blew me off, but I got to read the book/leave it for the house I was staying in.
I love this book - a well drawn, first hand account of what it meant to be a female in Iran during the 80's and beyond.

anthroxagorus's review against another edition

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Everything inside me hurts right now. Beautifully written and illustrated with a huuuge history lesson.

rumbledethumps's review against another edition

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5.0

A comics memoir of a childhood in Iran during the Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war. It is in the same vein as Maus, without the visual metaphors, but still really great. It was so good, upon finishing, I immediately went and reserved its sequel at my local library.

ohmymidnight's review against another edition

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5.0

so far I can say this was a 4.5.

Great for immersing myself inside a new culture that I was unfamiliar with before - the pictures made it easier to grasp what was going on.

I can't give it a solid 5 simply because there was just so much that I didn't understand so I don't feel I got the FULL experience, however, it was a great book and I would recommend it.

**will come back to further review.

linhbui's review against another edition

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dark sad tense fast-paced

4.25

sarahbowman101's review against another edition

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3.0

This is the second graphic novel that I’ve read by Satrapi, after reading Embroideries last year. And while I love some of the drawings, I am never really drawn into the characters or really the story either. I understand the appeal, and I wholeheartedly approve of having graphic novels in a library. They do capture reluctant readers or offer an alternative to not reading for some. Just not for me.

whitecat5000's review against another edition

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1.0

DNF. I read about 50% before I couldn't read anymore. It was a fascinating narrative on Iran's culture and history, but the art style, combined with the immature reflections was just a little too much after a while.

jessd07's review against another edition

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4.0

I just love to learn about new cultures and time periods. I've never learned too much about any wars between Iran and Iraq as an American. I loved diving into a genre that I very rarely read (the only other graphic novels I've read are Maus I and II). Just waiting to read the rest of Marjane's story!