I simply love this book.
There are faults, of course -sometimes it's easy to dislike Marjane for her actions-, but they don't detract from the book as a whole.
In this book you can see recent Iranian History through the eyes of a young brilliant girl until she becomes a young woman. Her biography is compelling and heart-breaking.
The art is deceptively simple but gorgeous.
I've seen some comments comparing it to Mouse, but other than being a biography there's little to link them. I love both, but that comparison is a bit pears and oranges.