Persepolis book review

Persepolis book review

Morgan Lutz

     Persepolis is a graphic novel drawn and written by Marjane Satrap. The book is told from her point of view during her childhood and was published in 2000, when she was 30. 

      At the beginning of Persepolis, Satrap is 10 years old growing up in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. The book does an excellent job of showing her thoughts and feelings throughout the time. The reader gets an understanding from when she did not understand the things going on, to where she started to understand, and then finally to the point where she stood up for her opinions. The book gives the reader a lot of backstory to who the different important people are and their roles in society at the time. 

      When reading this book, I knew very little about the Islamic Revolution and the time following. Although while reading the book I understood what was happening and I learned many new things. This book opened my eyes to the different things that people from different cultures and countries experience that I take for granted. 

     I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read in the sense that it did not take long, however some of the topics are heavy, and I highly recommend that any reader looks up trigger warnings before reading. I think that it was an educational and inspirational book that many different types of people would enjoy.


      “I had learned that you should always shout louder than your aggressor.” – Marjane Satrap