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Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Is the Warmest Color | Julie Maroh
32 posts | 83 read | 31 to read
Blue is the Warmest Color is a tender, bittersweet, full-colour graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love: a lesbian love story for the ages that bristles with the energy of youth, rebellion and the eternal light of desire. Clementine is a junior in high school who seems 'normal' enough: she has friends, family and even a boyfriend. When her openly gay best friend takes her to a gay bar, she becomes captivated by Emma, a punkish, confident girl with blue hair, an event that leads Clementine to discover new aspects of herself, both passionate and tragic.
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StayCurious
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro #warmcolors I didn‘t realize the movie was based on a graphic novel.

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RainyDayReading
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Pickpick

Beautiful monochrome water color art with pops of blue color throughout. The story was poignant and heartbreaking (though I‘m heartless so it didn‘t get to me). A coming of age story, a comment on sexuality and a translated work. Some sentences were a little weird I think due to being translated from French to English but overall it‘s a sweet story. Though the main story telling is told in cursive handwriting which is hard to read at times.

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hissingpotatoes
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Pickpick

4/5⭐ Clem's struggles/self-discovery felt real. Ached for her highs/lows. Adored her friendship w/ Valentin. The romance was an often breathtaking combo of angst & awe. Didn't like the huge time & tone turn after the climax or the overdone trope. But I enjoyed the well-fleshed characters & details of French social/political issues. The way the color blue was deliberately placed added depth to the graphic novel experience. #projectnew #queerlitread

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hissingpotatoes
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Not that they deserved what happened, but what on earth would possess someone to walk around their closeted teenage girlfriend's house STARK NAKED?!?!?! #projectnew #queerlitread

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hissingpotatoes
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Well then. 4 pages in and I can already tell this book is going to shred my emotions, isn't it? #queerlitread

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Victoriahoperose
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This book was so incredibly powerful. The artwork and writing and story and characters were beautiful and heartbreaking. I really loved this graphic novel. This is a must read.

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Sarz
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Pickpick

This is such a powerful story, that made me feel all the feels. And the artwork is beautiful.

However, I've never read a translated comic before. I was really shocked at how it was presented. The English text was all over the place or there were big slabs of white over the artwork. It felt so disrespectful of the original work. Is this usual?

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ViaggiatricePigra
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Ho riletto "Il Blu È Un Colore Caldo" per #ReteControLaPaura
Semplicemente stupendo!
Una storia forte, che mescola amore e paura, poiché la nostra protagonista si rende conto di avere pulsioni che non sono "normali". Una ragazzina che cresce con questa consapevolezza sempre più chiara, sentendosi sbagliata, quando è normalissima.
Ossessionata dal blu dei capelli di una ragazza che incontra per caso e che il destino le farà rincontrare...

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NicoleCeBallos
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This was heartbreaking, but good.

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sofiaga
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Graphic novels are among my favorite genres. I really loved the depth of this story. Can you recommended a graphic novel for me?

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RowReads1
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Translated from the French. I‘m late to this one. It feels like I‘ve already read it. It‘s a passionate and heartbreaking love story. #Pridemonth 🌈

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rebeccavoy
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2018 // 020 | Blue is the Warmest Colour - Julie Maroh | 2013 | 156pp

This book has been on my radar for a while, since @kmcritchburn read it and raved about it a while back. It didn‘t disappoint. It‘s a beautiful graphic novel about love and friendship, family and growing, coming out and growing into yourself. It‘s use of colour is wonderfully emotional. I‘ll definitely be watching the movie now.

Read if you like: Honor Girl (Thrash)

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callielafleur
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Every single one of the feels. That little one tucked way away, saved for only the most special of occasions? Yeah, that one too. Wow.

vivastory Have you watched the adaptation? 2y
callielafleur @vivastory No, I wanted to read this first. I'm assuming it's really good. 2y
vivastory I'm going to read it first 2y
merelybookish I've not read it but the movie is beautiful! 2y
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skyeharmony
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I wanted to read this in the original French, but it was too expensive so I finally broke down and read it in English. Sad, touching, and reminded me that while things have improved, this is still how a lot of queer kids grow up: confused and afraid to be who they are. #queerbooks

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amma-keep-reading
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Bittersweet love story.

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nikirtehsuxlol
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nikirtehsuxlol
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#libraryhaul what's good?! Gonna start with blue is the warmest color bc it's the shortest. Then I'll hit up The Book of Joan bc there will probably be a hold on it? There were 2copies of You Will Know Me so not too worried about that one having holds

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swatreads
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I wasn't sure I'd like this graphic novel when I started reading the initial pages but halfway through the book it became really interesting. It made me sad. It made me smile. A beautiful story! 😊 Definitely a pick!

ReadingOver50 I like that cover! 2y
swatreads @ReadingOver50 yes it's pretty💙💙 2y
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RavenNight
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youneverarrived
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I'm not a big fan of comics but I really want to read this! I've watched the film so many times #comicsbywomen #anditsaugust

BooksForEmpathy The film is 🙌🏻🔥💔💙💙💙. 2y
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cristiana_de_sousa
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So good ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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WanderingBookaneer
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New hair color. ☺️

LauraBrook Love it!!!! 💙 3y
Wife Wow!😍 3y
saresmoore Gorgeous! 3y
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CocoReads ❤️ 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool 😎! 3y
LeahBergen 💗💗 3y
QuietlyLaura Awesome! 💙 3y
Cinfhen I like it💙you look speechless 😂what say you @BookishMarginalia ??? 3y
KarenUK Love it 💕👍 3y
Robothugs I love it!!!! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Awesome!👍🏽 3y
sprainedbrain Love it!!! 3y
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cleoh It looks so good! 3y
Suzze LOVE it! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Love it! 3y
JSW Yes! Perfect!!! 3y
Simona Nice❣️ 3y
Bookzombie Love! 3y
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ReadingRover Love it!💙 3y
seebiscan Such a cool color! 3y
Hobbinol 💙💙💙 3y
Nonaroo I 💙 it!! 3y
Sungirl79 Love the color! 3y
Soubhiville Wow we're hair twins! 3y
BookishFeminist 💙💙💙 2y
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howlinglibraries
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This was really so beautiful and now I HAVE to see the film!

#queerreads #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqreads #diversereads

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brilliantglow
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I haven't finished reading this yet but I am really liking it. #LGBTreads #loveislove

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madiocr
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Starting this one... #blueisthewarmestcolor

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dastevensish
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bartsbooks Been meaning to ask. Are you planning on #comicsfebruary this year? 3y
dastevensish @bartsbooks Definitely! Please tell me you are too?!! 3y
bartsbooks @dastevensish most definitely! 3y
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Beautiful art, and I'm sure the movie is beautiful too, but I'm so over tragic stories where queer characters always die at the end. Queer people have very real problems with coming out, and we have very real problems with the whole getting killed at exponentially higher rates than cishet ppl, but I'm over only having reading materials about The Struggle. We don't exist just to die. Give me more.(also applies to other marginalized groups of ppl)

Chessa Yeah, I liked this one because the art was gorgeous but seriously the story is so grim. I can't bring myself to watch the movie. 3y
Lindy @Chessa Good instincts. The book is so much better than the movie. 3y
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sherrynuts
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Such a beautiful and heartbreaking story.

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"Do you believe in eternal love?" I do.

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Marchpane
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Soubhiville Love!!! 3y
EnidBiteEm Wanting is definitely in my top 5 of all time. 3y
Marchpane @EnidBiteEm Wanting is incredible, I loved it even more than Narrow Road 💕 3y
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Cinfhen Such a pretty photo 3y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous! 💙📘💙 3y
RealLifeReading Lovely shades! 💙💙 3y
DreeMorris Independent People, Mill on the Floss, Year of Wonders, the Moonstone. Such great books. 3y
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