I felt like this story was more personal to the author even though it still had the culture on show and the history happening around her, it seemed to be more about her personal struggle in finding her place in the world.
First she is the immigrant in Europe, lost and alone and doing things she is not proud of. This is where she begins her struggle to find her self and returns home and finally after finding her voice she has to leave Iran again for her freedom, but this time as a strong, independent adult. Satrapi has brought her own story full circle, from inquisitive child to liberated woman and every experience along the way has shaped who she is and her passions. This is definitely a feminist book. she rejects the repressive traditions of her country, taking the pill so she can make love to her boyfriend and is rejected by her "friends" when they find out. Only after being honest does she make friends who are accepting and like minded.
Not a bad book, but it didn't have the same impact as the first.