Blue Is the Warmest Color

Maroh, Julie

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
"Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. Clementine, a high school student, has an average life: 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 punkish, confident girl with blue hair. Their attraction is instant and electric, and Clementine finds herself in a relationship that will test her friends, parents, and her own ideas about herself and her identity"-- from publisher's web site.

Publisher: Vancouver :, Arsenal Pulp Press,, 2013
Edition: English language edition
ISBN: 9781551525143
Branch Call Number: GN MAROH 2013
Characteristics: 156 pages :,chiefly color illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hahnenberger, Ivanka


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Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out.

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Sep 17, 2014

I loved the movie, and I adore this book. But I suggest it for teens/adults who can handle some contents. lol

Jun 19, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Perhaps the first graphic novel that was the basis for a Palme d'or winning film. The director used this as more a jumping off point and there are some significant differences in the film, which is excellent.

May 23, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Perhaps melodramatic and it is still a gorgeous and moving story, in print and in the art. I think one of my favourite panels are the ones of Clementine beaming non stop after a pretty girl kisses her and pays her a compliment. She's so delighted and happy in a way that she wasn't with her boyfriend and it takes awhile for her to understand a properly accept what is happening to her here. It's poignant and very real, or at least I see it as such. I'm now curious to see how the movie panned out, especially considering what I've heard about the author's feelings on it.

It's a gorgeous story as I said, definitely for adults, and it will rip your heart out it but uplift you all at once. And I don't think you'll look at the colour blue quite the same way.

Feb 07, 2014

I agree with elliottt

Dec 23, 2013
  • elliottt rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yo read this immediately.


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