Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

March 31, 2017

Graphic Novel Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
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.
Blue Is the Warmest Color is the story of young Clementine facing her homosexuality. One day she sees a girl with blue hair and can't forget her, and when they finally met she realizes she likes her.

It's a sweet but tragic love story. Both Clementine and Emma, the girl with the blue hair, have to face their own insecurities. Sometimes they were too selfish or childish, but that made their story more realistic.

I couldn't connect with Clementine, she was too insecure sometimes. But I liked the story and the art, with all the blue following the story. I'm sure young people being in a similar situation as Clementine will connect with her easily. There are some sex scenes, so if you aren't comfortable with that, probably this isn't for you.

Overall, Blue Is the Warmest Color isn't my favorite graphic novel but I did enjoy reading it.


  1. Thanks for your review. I am curious about this one - I want to see the film sometime too!

    1. I was curious because I kept reading good reviews. It was good, I hope the film is good too!

  2. I think it would be hard for me to connect with the main character myself as well. But I am glad you could like this novel well enough! The cover is beautiful.