The graphic novel, from which Blue is the warmest color took inspiration, tells about the intense love story between Clémentine and Emma, the girl with blue hair.
This is not a harmless read, an entertaining one: the author choses to put all the happiness of the two women in a few pages, while most of the book deals with the problems faced and overcome.
It’s a difficult love not because it is a homosexual one (the book recalls us how love is universal and does not submits to categories), but because the two protagonists will have to face everything they are and everything they fear and everything other people think about them – because judgement looms over us constantly.
The story is beautiful and touchy, the graphics are structured such as images more than words have to communicate to the reader: the past is a grey and brown watercolour where blue comes out to warm up Clémentine memories.
A meaningful and well-finished graphic novel.
* Blue is the warmest color by Julie Maroh ★★★★☆½
*I read this book in Italian