Persepolis - The Story of a Childhood

by Marjane Satrapi

Satrapi's Persepolis is a book about growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution. Marjane is a young girl who is experiencing everything from a child's point of view. Her father and mother are protesters and risk their lives in order to spread the word. The book gives the reader an image of Iran in these times. The closure of schools, civil wars, riots and many more. This book showed me how different children experience different things. Marjane grew up knowing what was going on in her country as her parents told her everyday. She rebelled in any small way that she would. For example, in school when they were forced to wear the burqa and she didn't want to.

Miguel Obwaka

Rating: 3 Worth Reading