Wonderful, an easy five stars.
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Autobiographical bitonal graphic story of a girl who came of age during the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It begins with a brief lesson on Iran's history, describes the conditions leading up to the Shah's overthrow, barely touches on the hostage crisis, and then gives a riveting account of life under the repressive new regime and the war with Iraq.

It is amazing how much expression Satrapi is able to convey with such minimalist drawings. There are just so many wonderful/terrible personal moments. I'm sure I'm one of many who mostly know of Iran only as a distant Nuclear Threat with a Terrorist Government, and I found Persepolis to be amazingly humanizing and eye-opening. I can't wait to read the second and final volume, and then I'm going to get the movie and watch that.