First, my gripe is that this is not a Hardcover Box set, as it was implied in the item title. Thinking that I could get a rare hardcover set was the trigger that made me jump on this item. I would have knocked off 1.5 stars if I could, but I think 4 is acceptable. Nevertheless, Persepolis is essentially, the story of a childhood. Written with the feeling of a child growing up in a troubled era, as well as the form of a proper graphic novel, the books communicate the complexities of childhood, from longing, love, introspection and understanding and acceptance of self. Also, the historical background on Iran's revolutions and other history makes this set a great addition to a collection of memoirs from foreign nations.
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