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Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
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Aug 15, 2012

really liked it

Persepolis 2 begins where 1 left off. Marjane, now a teenager, leaves Iran to escape the perils of the revolution and attend school in Austria. Teenage years are difficult for many but Marjane's problems are compounded by the alienation of feeling neither European nor fully Iranian anymore. She befriends a bunch of punks and misfits, gets expelled for insolance, finds and loses love, experiements with drugs, and completely loses herself, with dangerous results, before finally returning to Iran to find her bearings. She remains there through her late teens and early twenties where the book covers her college years in art school and her second very serious relationship. Persepolis 2 remains delightfully illustrated and a supremely told autobiography of a bright, rebellious, and talented woman facing society's prejudices and constraints. You take leave of the book waiting eagerly for its sequel and what adventures (and misadventures) await Marjane as she enters her late twenties and thirties.

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August 8, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 15, 2012 – Shelved

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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Marshall I read this. Liked it. Her description of living in Germany, where it's all hang out, is quite a contrast to Persia/Iran.

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