WEEKLY WONDER: Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh (#29)

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Weekly Wonder, a series in which we stretch your TBRs to breaking point.

This week’s wonder is:

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR BY JULIE MAROH

SO, WHAT’S UP WITH THE STORY?

When young Clementine sees blue-haired Emma on the road for the first time, she instantly falls in love with her but she is not able to come to terms with her own sexuality. But even when she does accept herself for who she is, her parents do not. But her problems do not end there. When adult, schoolteacher Clementine cheats on Emma and is thrown out of her home, how will she deal with it? Read the book to find out!


A GLIMPSE BETWEEN THE PAGES

Since this book is a graphic novel, I thought it’d be appropriate to show you a page for this section.

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT

  • Where do I start?
  • This book is a very honest portrayal of conflict with one’s own sexuality and how a person deals with it psychologically.
  • Emma and Clementine show two different approaches to expressing their sexuality which resonates so well with every single person; straight, homosexual and everyone in between.
  • This movie:
  • This coming-of-age story not only shows the conflict that comes with growing up but also its aftermath.
  • The artwork is AMAZING.
  • This book also acts as a warning to parents regarding how their children would be affected if they do not accept their children for who they are.

I hope you like this book as much as I did!

Have you read it? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments. Please use spoiler tags when appropriate.

Haven’t discovered this gem yet? I’m glad I introduced it to you. Let me know if you plan to read it in the comments!

Happy Reading!

Jeannie

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2 thoughts on “WEEKLY WONDER: Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh (#29)

    1. You are not the only one. The movie is fairly famous, primarily for a 7-minute sex scene which is why it has an adult rating in most countries although it has other amazing attributes.

      As for the book, it is a graphic novel, so it is pretty explicit but in an artistic, not “porn-y” way. All the explicit scenes are essentially symbolic of the characters’ growing sexuality not “smut.”

      I hope this helps you make your decision!

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