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The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
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I love Marjane Satrapi. Her writing is witty, relevant and exciting. Her illustrations are also usually really fun. This book is a short little fairytale/folktale type story with illustrations that actually I thought were a little below Satrapi's caliber as an illustrator. This book was accidentally shelved in our children's room due to some vague and confusing metadata from the publisher, but it definitely belongs in teen. Some adult themes and typical occurrences akin to real fairytales were present, i.e. betrayal, violence, regret. This book was almost too short. I would have liked to see Satrapi really exercise her storytelling might with this one. A girl is taken from her family one day after her father strikes a bargain with a sigh. The sigh comes back for the daughter a year later, and she goes to live in the kingdom of sighs. There she learns quite a few things about life, love and value.
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