Blue is the Warmest Color
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.
"A hymn to love." --"Le Figaro""A sensitively told narrative." --"Tetu Magazine"""Blue Is the Warmest Color" captures the entire life of a relationship in affecting and honest style." --"Comics Worth Reading"A lovely and wholehearted coming-out story ... the illustrations are infused with genuine, raw feeling. Wide-eyed Clementine wears every emotion on her sleeve, and teens will understand her journey perfectly. --"Kirkus Reviews "
Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, where she still lives. After self-publishing three comics collections, her French-language graphic novel "Le bleu est une couleur chaude" was published by Glenat in Belgium in 2010; it won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.