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Le bleu est une couleur chaude Read & download · 7 ✓ Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up falling in love and coming out Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average enough she has friends family and the romantic attention of theVerage enough she has friends family and the romantic attention of the boys in her school When her openly gay best friend takes her out on the town she wanders into a lesbian bar where she encounters Emma a. Blue is the Warmest Color was one of my favorite graphic novels of last year It was a uiet story that crept up on me It doesn't use a lot of words or flash to get the message across What starts out as a coming of age story centered around a young girl finding herself and falling in love turns into a realistic and at times heartbreaking story of love and hardship I really enjoyed this story and it is one of the only graphic novels that brought me to tears This story is best when it's gone into blind I can completely understand all of the acclaim and praise that it getsThis review was originally posted on Thoughts on Tomes

Julie Maroh à 7 Summary

Punkish confident girl with blue hair Their attraction is instant and electric and Clementine find herself in a relationship that will test her friends parents and her own ideas about herself and her identit. I opened to the first page while on my lunch break at my brand new job and abruptly closed it on page 3 I can't cry in front of these people I barely know them I thought while chowing on my sub holding my tears in my lower lid Sometimes you open up a book and say ah fuck cause you know it's gonna be like thatThe first half of this book is perfect and I never call anything perfect The artwork is stellar Clementine's pain confusion and excitement is so real and palpable I saw myself in her when I was 15 in every page Further it was perfectly timed From the size of this book you'd think there would be a seuelMidway through the book it feels like Maroh got bored with this story and rushed it We don't really get into Emma's head at all which is a fatal flaw in so many love stories I understand Clementine I have no idea what drew Emma to her One page Clementine is 17 and then the next she is 30 Literally The story ends shortly after that Blink and you miss the intended climax downward spiral the whole end35 stars Hopefully Maroh will pull a Kill Bill and put all of the substance she missed into a second volume

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Le bleu est une couleur chaudeOriginally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up falling in love and coming out Clementine is a junior in high school who seems a. One of the films I saw at Cannes this year was La Vie d'Adèle in English Blue is the Warmest Colour which eventually and deservedly won the Palme d'Or I was a little obsessed with it – I dreamed about the film for two nights after I saw it and I was still going over it in my head weeks laterOne person who was not a fan though was Julie Maroh the author of the original comic book She said the sex scenes in the film were ‘ridiculous’ and had been ‘turned into porn’ and she complained about the fact that the two lead actresses were not lesbians in real life – which seems a silly objection really since it's impossible to imagine anyone on earth playing the title role better than Adèle ExarchopoulosThis isn't a film review so I'm not going to go into that but it did make me really want to read the BD – even though it's always complicated coming to a book after you've seen the film adaptation With that proviso in mind I really loved this It's sometimes described as a coming out story which it kind of is or as a lesbian romance which it kind of is – but its ualities convince you that such categories seem petty It's just a very moving love storyWhat makes it work so well is the central character of Clémentine who is utterly charming – wide eyed and unsure but also prone to making lots of silly mistakes At the start of the book she's just 15 struggling with homework and playground cliues fighting with her parents slouching around dreary Lille in her hoodie She can't seem to make things work with her boyfriend Thomas And then one day she meets someone who makes her feel everything she hasn't felt with him – a girl with blue hairThe visual style is very effective much artful and interesting in many ways than the film The blue of Emma's hair becomes such a icon of Clémentine's life that other colours seem bland and washed out and only blue objects stand out all of them aides memoires for the new and overwhelming feelings rushing through her The comic has Tragedy and Melodrama than the film but it's still very moving – a beautiful portrait of first love in all its excitement and confusion Since the Cannes win an English translation has been rushed into print so hopefully Maroh's work will be as widely read as it deserves to be