Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
A continuation of her personal story, Persepolis 2 follows Marjane as she flees fundamentalism in her home country of Iran to begin her new life in Vienna. In this new country she faces the trials of adolescence away from her friends and family, and struggles to find a sense of belonging.
Discovering that she misses her home more than she can bear, Marjane returns to Iran after high school. This challenging homecoming forces her to confront the changes she and her country have endured. Marjane's past weighs heavily on her until she is able to find some like-minded friends, fall in love, and begin university. However, circumstances in her country lead her to doubt her future in Iran.
Persepolis 2 contains instances of drug use, alcohol, sex, curse words, and some violence.
Lexile Measure: GN 500L
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©2004. Middle school, high school. 6 x 9 inches. Softcover, 187 pages.