Saturday, March 17, 2012
Persepolis1: The Story of a Childhood, By Marjane Satrapi, is a graphic novel about a young girl living in Iran during a war. Satrapi leads a very happy life until war is declared on the unfair king. Her parents go to demonstrate every day, and when they come back, they are very tired. The girl and her friends demonstrate against the king in their backyards too. Soon all the girls find themselves wearing veils, and the men and boys are forbidden to have a beard. Other laws have been placed such as no parties, no wine, makeup or hugging on the streets. At the end, she moves to Vienna, where book 2 begins. I enjoyed the book a lot.