Monday, January 27, 2014

Blue is the Warmest Color

by Julie Maroh

Recently released as a major motion picture, this graphic novel is a love story. Clementine is still in high school when she meets Emma, Emma of the blue hair. For Clementine, the attraction is instant. But Clementine is already in a relationship with Thomas, and Emma is with Sabine.

Eventually, the two women come together, though Clementine has not yet come out of the closet. What follows is the story of their relationship and its ups and downs. Particularly difficult is the rejection of Clementine’s sexuality by her parents.

This story is absorbing and haunting. While I liked the illustrations, the author’s handwriting is what really caught my eye.


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