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Book 167: "The Complete Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

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This graphic novel series has been on almost every best graphic novels list I've seen in the last few years. I've been meaning to read it for a long time. I'm really glad that I finally did.
Persepolis is an autobiographical story that covers what it was like to grow up through the Islamic Revolution of Iran. It tells her story of watching her country go from modern nation to an extremist Theocracy. Beyond that, it is a classic coming-of- age tale covering a girl becoming a woman. What it's like to find yourself, to learn who you are through the trials of life, and finally come into your own. 
The story was told flawlessly. I found it incredibly engaging and learned about a culture, I truthfully don't understand well. I learned the modern history (or at least a little more of it) of a part of the world we in the west (myself included) often stop studying after the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, I want to delve into the history even more. I want to learn as much as …