Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis #1-2

Marjane Satrapi

153 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

nonfiction graphic novel memoir emotional funny reflective medium-paced


A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine "Best Comix of the Year" A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Isl...

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emotional 75%
informative 60%
reflective 51%
sad 50%
dark 45%
funny 33%
challenging 31%
tense 30%
inspiring 23%
hopeful 15%
adventurous 10%
lighthearted 3%


fast 54%
medium 42%
slow 3%

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