If you are into graphic novels, then you have to read Persepolis. If you are a reader, then you have to read Persepolis. If you are interested in Iran and it's recent history, then you have to read Persepolis. Let's just make this easy. YOU HAVE TO READ PERSEPOLIS.
This novel will show you a part of modern Iranian history through the eyes of a child. The narrator and author, Marjane Satrapi, describes her experiences starting with pre-revolution Iran and taking you on a journey of war, love, friendship, violence, and death.
The good news is that when you finish Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and want to know more of the story, you can now read Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. It is definitely a page turner.