The Complete Persepolis

Persepolis #1-4

Anjali Singh, Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris, Marjane Satrapi

nonfiction Comics Graphic Novel Memoir
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

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Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

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Graphic

Suicidal thoughts (4 reviewers), Misogyny (3 reviewers), Violence (2 reviewers), Torture (2 reviewers), Gun violence (2 reviewers), Police brutality (1 reviewer), Islamophobia (1 reviewer), Suicide (1 reviewer), Death (1 reviewer), and Xenophobia (1 reviewer)

Moderate

Violence (2 reviewers), Torture (1 reviewer), Religious bigotry (1 reviewer), Sexual content (1 reviewer), Child death (1 reviewer), Self harm (1 reviewer), Racism (1 reviewer), Infidelity (1 reviewer), Drug use (1 reviewer), Adult/minor relationship (1 reviewer), Mental illness (1 reviewer), Ableism (1 reviewer), and Death (1 reviewer)

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Fatphobia (1 reviewer) and Homophobia (1 reviewer)


Moods

emotional 69%
reflective 68%
informative 67%
funny 44%
inspiring 43%
challenging 41%
dark 41%
sad 41%
hopeful 31%
adventurous 13%
tense 12%
lighthearted 7%
relaxing 3%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 32%
slow 13%

Average rating

4.37
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