The amazing teens at the Nose Hill Library studied Persepolis for our Teen Dystopian Book Club. Here is what some of them had to say:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi“Persepolis is one of the most interesting stories I have ever read. The aspect of the book which I found most unique was the outlook on the teenage girl’s way of life, decision, making, and aspirations. It really makes one realize how irrational some of the decisions they have made in their teenage years really were. I found the main character in the book to be very relatable because of her rebellious ways, and because of her love of music. In my opinion, any piece of works that can get the readers to relate and connect to the characters of the story is worth reading and truly a piece of art.”
“A wonderfully real, biased, and beautiful graphic novel. An inside look at the somewhat censored history of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Our tale follows young Marjane Satrapi, who eventually rejects the fundamentalist beliefs thrust upon her and grows up to be a very intelligent and independent young woman.”
“Persepolis was a unique view on the life of the Iranian public, however, not from the perspective of the average citizen. Marjane Satrapi seems to be exceptionally brave and independent for her age, and the memoir seems very real, with all the celebrations and tragedy she, and the people she knows, go through…all the while explaining it through the eyes of a child, the story of the Islamic Revolution and its aftermath.”
Have you read Persepolis? Or seen the movie based on the graphic novels? Would you like to? Count Persepolis among the many incredible graphic novels and DVDs we have in our amazing collection at the Calgary Public Library.