Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie MarohBlue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Blue Is the Warmest Color

byJulie Maroh

Paperback | August 1, 2013

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A New York Times bestseller

The live-action French film version of Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out. 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.

Vividly illustrated and beautifully told, Blue Is the Warmest Color is a brilliant, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel about the elusive, reckless magic of love. It is a lesbian love story that crackles with the energy of youth, rebellion, and desire.

First published in French by Glenat, the book has won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Europe's largest.

The live-action, French-language film version of Blue Is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, the film generated wide praise as well as controversy for its explicit scenes. It opened in the fall of 2013 through Sundance Selects/IFC Films (USA) and Mongrel Media (Canada) as well as other countries around the world, including the UK and Ireland (Artificial Eye) and Australia (Transmission Films). It was named best foreign-language film by the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle.

Julie Maroh is the author of the graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color, the New York Times bestseller that was made into an acclaimed and controversial film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or in 2013. She lives in Angouleme, France.
Title:Blue Is the Warmest ColorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.34 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551525143

ISBN - 13:9781551525143

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!!! the art work alone is incredible and the story is just as satisfying. the movie did not do this graphic novel justice
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So much cheating I liked this book at first, but the characters do so many dumb things that no one would do: "at a stranger's parents house, well time to walk around the house naked". And both characters are so dang selfish... but besides all that, I would still recommend this book as a quick read.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection. I loved this. Loved it. It literally took me less than an hour to read, I was so immersed in the story. A work of pure art. So much respect for the author and the story she put out there. Immensely powerful and so important. If I could give it ten million stars on here, I would. It does have a very french feel to it, given that their literature is obviously different from that in North America, and I enjoyed that a lot. I'm actually hoping to get my hands on a copy in its original language.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous plot, characters, and images I read my girlfriend's copy of Blue is the Warmest Color and I had to buy it. The characters were so wonderfully and carefully constructed. I felt immersed in the lives of Clementine and Emma and really felt the struggles that Clementine was facing. The book was one of those that is so incredibly heart-breaking and sad, but you can't stop reading. It'll have you on the edge of your seat and up at one in the morning reading. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! 
Date published: 2014-03-29

Editorial Reviews

A gripping graphic novel ... At a time when gays and lesbians in the Western hemisphere are enjoying unprecedented freedoms, Blue Is the Warmest Color explores the seemingly intractable prejudices that contribute to high suicide rates among LGBTQ youth. As such, it is a valuable resource for parents, educators, and others who work with adolescents. ―Herizons - Herizons - 20140609