I really enjoyed this one. I was a bit hesitant because of the black and white drawings, but in the end that was the best way to tell this story of a young girl during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. It was a good story, I think it showed the confusion of the times, the pride, the relief, trying to understand what is going on. Marjane is an intelligent, stubborn, courageous girl learning about the past and trying to figure out a future. I loved her questioning, and laughed at her wanting a Michael Jackson button, and felt for her at the end when she’s being sent to Austria. I’m glad I read this one.
I'm so glad I joined this challenge, I read some great stuff, and it's opened up a whole new world for me, I'll be reading graphic novels long after the challenge is over.