Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Booknote:I Remember Beirut

Zeina Abirached, I Remember Beirut. Minneapolis, MN: Graphic Universe, 2014. ISBN: 9781467738224. 

This was a nice graphic novel that was very easy to read. It is also a powerful and moving tale of a young girl growing in a time of war. The author grew up in Beirut during 1980s when war was raging between Christians and Muslims. The book is a recollection of memories of that time period. We see the cars riddled with bullet holes, travel in taxis that go where buses refuse to go, and we get a glimpse of her life with her family during this time period. The art is done in a simple black and white style that is similar to works like Persepolis. In fact, if you have read Persepolis, you will probably enjoy this graphic novel as well. Though it is rated for teens and young adults, I think adults will enjoy it as well. I really liked this one.

I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure note is where I tell you that I read this book via NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This helps keep The Man happy.

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