Thursday, April 9, 2009

Book of the Week: Persepolis 2/ Gaming Next Week

I just started reading this sequel to the great graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis was the story of Satrapi growing up in Iran during the revolution in the late '70's that turned her life and her country's upside down. To escape the persecution of radicals, Satrapi's parents send her to live in Austria with relatives. She has a hard time adjusting to her distant relatives and not knowing any German. She's soon sent to a boarding school run by nuns, and Satrapi insults the nuns and is expelled. She finds another school and struggles to fit in with her all-black wearing punk and goth friends. Satrapi is thrown from a traditionalist upbringing into a modern new life and is trying to be independent, while tied to her parents in her turbulent homeland. I can't wait to keep reading Persepolis 2 to see what happened to Satrapi as a smart but troubled teen.

In other news, there's gaming next week for private school spring break, Monday and Thursday from 4 to 6 and Friday from 3:30 to 5. Come play Halo 3, Wii Sports, and Guitar Hero!

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