This is the sequel to Persepolis, which follows Marjane's tumultous childhood growing up in Iran during the revolution. This book, Persepolis 2 follows Marjane when her family sends her to live in safety in France. Here Marjane is forced to fend for herself and learns about first love, homosexuality, and fitting into society. Eventually Marjane returns to visit her family back in Iran.
I found this book enormously informative, interesting, and easy to read.
I liked this book a lot more than I did the first one. It's a great story about this incredibly hurt young woman who has been sent from her home and family for her own safety. On the one hand, she's disgusted with the regime in Iran, on the other hand she desperately misses her family and home culture, and on the third hand, she's infuriated by other people's facile judgments of her countrymen. Oh, and she's going through all of the social anxiety and confusion of being a teenager while dealing with the added burden of being essentially homeless.
This is a much more complex book than the first, and also integrates the graphic and text elements of the story much better. I recommend.
A continuation of the childhood story in the first book, but more about the war in Iran. This book is very intense.