Thursday, December 5, 2013

Blue Is The Warmest Color - A Teen Lesbian Graphic Novel About Growing Up, Falling In Love, and Coming Out

Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Clementine is a junior in high school who seems average 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 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 identity.
Here's one of the interior pages:

Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, the live-action French film version of "Blue is the Warmest Color" took the 2013 Cannes film festival by storm, earning rave reviews and winning the prestigious Palme d'Or. This English version is published by Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Valerie said...

Hi, I was wondering how graphic the sexual content in this book is. I saw the movie with my gf (and was not neither put off or impressed by the infamous sex scene). None of the bookstores here are carrying the graphic novel so I haven't had a chance to thumb through it. Our library policy basically forces me to forgo any graphic novels with visible genitalia and graphic sexual content or violence for the YA section. I have asked the librarian in charge of adult graphic novel materials to acquire this book but if it's not as explicit as the movie, I'd much rather house it in YA.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Hi Valerie - thanks for your comment. I haven't read this one yet, but it's inching it's way up to the top of my TBR pile.

Anyone else have an answer?


Dana5140 said...

It is in parts quite graphic, as is the movie based on the graphic novel. However, please note that this is a tremendously moving story.

Unknown said...

i suggest Boy2Girl. good book