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Blå är den varmaste färgen

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  22,708 ratings  ·  2,383 reviews
Clémentines liv förändras den dagen hon träffar Emma, en tjej med blått hår som visar henne lustens alla sidor och hjälper henne att konfrontera andras fördomar. Detta är en historia om en öm och känslostark kärlek.

Serieromanen Blå är den varmaste färgen (Le bleu est une couleur chaude, 2010) har vunnit en mängd priser, bland annat publikpriset på Europas största seriemäss
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 21st 2015 by Nubeculis (first published April 1st 2010)
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Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Warwick by: Abdellatif Kechiche
Shelves: comics, france, lille
One of the films I saw at Cannes this year was La Vie d'Adèle (in English, Blue is the Warmest Colour), which eventually and deservedly won the Palme d'Or. I was a little obsessed with it – I dreamed about the film for two nights after I saw it, and I was still going over it in my head weeks later.

One person who was not a fan, though, was Julie Maroh, the author of the original comic book. She said the sex scenes in the film were ‘ridiculous’ and had been ‘turned into porn’, and she complained a
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone ever fallen in love
Perhaps matronly women shouldn’t read graphic novels about loves at tender age. Perhaps they shouldn’t read soul-peircing stories like this. Perhaps this knocks down their finest defences, their carefully constructed barricades of cynism and despair.

Happy people have no stories. Paraphrasing Tolstoy, all happy loves are the same, each unhappy love is unhappy in its own way. And evidently, it will end in tears. Sob you will, dear reader.

Reading this dreamy graphic novel, a flood of sad songs, po
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was beautiful and heartbreaking. Not only was the story incredible but the artwork was masterful. Definitely recommend to anyone, regardless if you enjoy graphic novels.
Whitney Atkinson
This book is a MASTERPIECE. I'm never particular about the art in graphic novels, but this is the most beautifully-illustrated graphic novel I have ever read. That, combined with the lesbian rep, the message, and this coming of age story full of angst and true love and tragedy gripped me until the very last page. I think this is the first graphic novel I've cried over. I cannot wait to track down the movie adaptation to watch it, because I'm sure it will be just as great. I cannot highly recomme ...more
Blue is the Warmest Color was one of my favorite graphic novels of last year. It was a quiet story that crept up on me. It doesn't use a lot of words or flash to get the message across. What starts out as a coming of age story centered around a young girl finding herself and falling in love, turns into a realistic and at times heartbreaking story of love and hardship. I really enjoyed this story, and it is one of the only graphic novels that brought me to tears. This story is best when it's gone ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I opened to the first page while on my lunch break at my brand new job, and abruptly closed it on page 3. "I can't cry in front of these people, I barely know them," I thought, while chowing on my sub, holding my tears in my lower lid. Sometimes you open up a book and say "ah, fuck" cause you know it's gonna be like that.

The first half of this book is perfect, and I never call anything perfect. The artwork is stellar, Clementine's pain, confusion and excitement is so real and palpable. I saw mys
Anna (Bananas)
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, f-f
*huff* I'm disappointed. It was goodish. It felt so dramatic though and in a contrived way. God, I really wanted to like this more.

I didn't feel a connection between the main characters. Even the way they meet had a hint of instalove. However, I can understand and appreciate being inexplicably drawn to a person and even feeling like they're going to be meaningful to your life before you really know them. Their relationship needed fleshing out though. We barely got to know them and all the absurd
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very graphic book...mix message of being so in love and heartbroken in one storyline...(paperback!) saw the movie also and it has a different ending to the book..
Athena ღ
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Love may not be eternal, but it can make us eternal."
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το πολύ γλυκό κόμιξ πάνω στο οποίο βασίστηκε η γνωστή ταινία. Coming of age, ευαίσθητο και συγκινητικό.
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was incredibly moving and just a beautiful story about a love that transcends gender and sexuality. I loved this and it is one of my favorite graphic novels that I've read. I highly highly recommend this. Warning though there are mature scenes in this one.
This is translated into English from France. It has a French feel to me. I felt the characters were real and the struggle was authentic for the characters. I enjoyed the art and I love how that blue hair pops out. It sets a consistent tone with the art and story. This was apparently a movie. Now I want to see it. I hear the movie ends better and is more graphic.

I felt like this story showed the intimacy the two girls share from flirtation to sex with each other. I like seeing that love grow. I a
Asghar Abbas
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I have seen the film, of course. It was everything they say it is, every award lobbed at it, well deserved. It was an event no doubt, a motion picture in the truest sense of the word. It was something different, refreshing.

I let it wreck me. It was so glorious, even with its glaringly obvious flaws and the fact that it was lacking somehow in some crucial way. Maybe it's the ending, that was really dissatisfying for me. Something seemed to be missing overall. Despite all this, I knowingly went i
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this graphic novel largely because of Ilse and Warwick's very different— but equally fascinating—reviews and was not disappointed.

First, there’s the physical book itself. I don’t know if this is normal with graphic novels, but the weight of the book is exceptionally pleasing to the hand. The paper is thick and heavy and bright white, and turning each page is a sensual experience, just like the story itself.

The illustrations are wonderful, especially when it comes to Clementine t
“ Love may not be eternal but, it can make us eternal.”

Very happy I found this in my library. I've only ever seen the movie trailer and didn't know it was a comic adaption.
Now, I don't really know what to tell you about it, so just go read it yourself. It's beautiful and sad and you're gonna suffer, but you're gonna be happy about it.

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Marilena and books⚓
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Η αγάπη εκρήγνυται,πεθαίνει,τσακίζεται,μας τσακίζει,ανασταίνεται,μας ανασταίνει.
Η αγάπη μπορεί να μην είναι αιώνια,αλλά κάνει εμάς αιώνιους
Βαθμολογία: ★★★★★

Όταν είδα την ταινία πριν μερικά χρόνια, το δεύτερο μισό μου φάνηκε ανούσιο και παράταιρο. Χαίρομαι που στο κόμικ η υπόθεση παίρνει άλλη τροπή, αν και πιο τραγική. Το «Μπλε» είναι τόσο τρυφερό και συναισθηματικό που πήγα να το ξεφυλλίσω και τελικά το διάβασα μονορούφι. Το σχέδιο και τα χρώματα στιλ νερομπογιάς (μαντέψτε ποιο χρώμα κυριαρχεί) πραγματικά αναδεικνύουν το έργο. Ελπίζω να μεταφραστούν κι άλλα έργα της Julie Maroh.
Inés Izal
Un historia tierna, bonita, dulce y realista.


Conocemos a Clementine, una chica asustada que teme admitir como se siente por sus propios prejuicios y los de la sociedad. Es un camino duro, inseguro y lleno de dudas, pero que harán que Clementine se dé cuenta de que solo el amor puede salvar este mundo, ¿por qué avergonzarse de amar a una persona de tu mismo sexo?

"Emma, me preguntaste si creía en la existencia del amor eterno. El amor es algo demasiado abstracto e indefinido. Depende de lo que nos
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
“We do not choose the one we fall in love with, and our perception of happiness is our own and is determined by what we experience…”

I picked this up completely on a whim and flew through it in a single sitting! The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely stunning.
It was heartwarming and cute and it was just what I wanted after finishing Stars Above

This review and more can be found on my blog.
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel

Be still by beating heart.

The movie adaptation of this graphic novel is one of my favorite movies of all time.

I mean, seriously, look at them and tell me they're not amazing. I DARE YOU.

So I figured I would love the graphic novel as well. I was not wrong.

This is a powerful, moving love story that follows a young woman named Clementine discovering her sexuality with the help of a blue-haired gal named Emma. It is no surprise to me that this made such a heart-wrenching movie. The source material i
Anthony Vacca
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, graphic-novels
I want to see the recently released Blue is the Warmest Color because I am the kind of degenerate who will buy a ticket to to the movie-house whenever a NC-17 flick rears its sexually-explicit head. Unfortunately, Birmingham, AL has little love for the foreign art house cinema, so all my sordid viewing pleasure will have to wait until the eventual DVD release. Luckily, this award-winning piece of French debauchery is based off a graphic novel, and even more the luck, my library bought a copy. So ...more
Dec 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
فیلمی که درباره ی این کتاب ساخته شده رو دیدم و برای بار اول فقط تا انتها نگاه کردم و بدون هیچ قضاوتی به ادل دختری که عاشق همجنس خودش شده بود فکر میکردم دختری که حتی از خانواده ی خودش این احساس و این رابطه رو پنهان کرده و با زنی که معشوقه اش بود زندگی میکرد و داستان عاشقانه ای رو شاهدیم که از اوج عشق , با خیانت و رابطه داشتن ادل با یک مرد به سقوط و زوال میرسه, چیزی که در بین رابطه های کاملا عادی هم دیده میشه , خیانت نقطه ی انتهایی عشقی بود که ادل فکر میکرد با وجود داشتنش و راحتیش و انتخاب خودش با ...more
Carlos De Eguiluz
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Lloré, y lloré, y lloré.

Me pasé toda la noche tratando de pensar en lagunas en la historia, en errores o fallos, en algo que le quite el prestigio que ahora tiene para mí, pero no lo encontré, y aquello no hizo más que frustrarme. Estaba en mi cama, mirando a la nada y al todo a su vez, llorando, sintiendo el cúmulo de los mismos resbalar por mis mejillas. Tratando de parar, pero no lo conseguí; simplemente no pude, y es que todo es tan malditamente hermoso, que me fue imposible.

Esta es una hist
Deeply moving, powerful, tragic, sensitive, relevant.

Those are the first words that came to my mind after I'd finished this book.

For years I've been a fan of the movie. So it was about time to read the Graphic Novel which it is based upon.


The story is about two girls falling in love and having to deal with the expectations and prejudices of their families and friends. Though this mostly applies to Clementine, the younger of the two.
Contrary to Emma, who's a few years older and lucky enough to ha
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves reading LGBTQ


This... got me really emotional. 

LGBTQ is a genre that I am interested to get into, but I just haven't really delved into.


Why not?


Who knows?


I just haven't felt the urge to really read them, I think. But I have read a few.


Ely and Naomi's No Kiss List 

Then there's the popular Aristotle and Dante Discovers the Secret of the Universe.


Eeehhh... Oookaaay... seems that it wasn't really a few. I only read two. Well, that's quite embarassing.


Anyways, back to my review.


Read this! Reading this
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I wanted to love this graphic novel so much more. Apparently, it's geared to the YA reader, which I didn't know (at least, several reviewers alluded to that). Not a deal-breaker since I love YA literature, but knowing that would have prepared me for the direction of narrative -- it's all about the process of coming out and how torturous it is for the heroine, Clementine.

This story didn't reach me. Partly, it was a clunky translation from the French. Partly, the story was just packed with every
⚔ Silvia ⚓
"Only love will save the world. Why would I be ashamed to love?"

I'm not crying you're crying.

This is one of the very few graphic novels I've read in my life.
I really liked the story. All I knew going into it was that it featured a FF-romance, but I had no idea if the tone was going to be sad or not.
Well, from page one the reader knows it's going to be a sad story (even if you didn't pay attention to the plot but only looked at the colors you would notice it).
Something that, rather stupidly I
Steven Godin
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: france, amour
My first venture into graphic novels, that was only really bought on by watching the Palme d'Or winning film of 2013 (which I found astonishing, sexy as hell, but also profoundly moving. I know nothing about Julie Maroh, or graphic novels, so it's all new to me. Maroh is clearly talented at what she does, and I found myself surprised as to just how much I liked this. It does slightly differ from the film though. It's a simple enough set-up, Clementine, a high school junior, falls in love with un ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good
I was looking for a book to distract me from the monotony that is reading The Chronicles of Narnia (three more books to go!). Don't get me wrong, it's a great series, but if you're like me and want to keep the story fresh in your mind, you don't take breaks. Evidently I needed a change, so I got this. Sadly, it didn't distract me for long - I read it in one sitting.

I first saw the movie adaptation about a year ago and loved it. As is usually the case, there are some stark differences between tha
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant touching and moving graphic memoir about sexuality, love and life being short... so make the most of it that you can. Very good indeed.
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Julie Maroh (born 1985) 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.
“There is only love to save this world. Why would I be ashamed to love?” 45 likes
“L'amour est quelque chose de trop abstrait et d'indiscernable. Il est dépendant de nous perçu et vécu par nous. Si nous n'existions pas, il n'existerait pas. Et nous sommes tellement changeants... Alors l'amour ne peut que l'être aussi. L'amour s'enflamme, trépasse, se brise, nous brise, se ranime...: nous ranime. L'amour n'est peut-être pas éternel mais nous, il nous rend éternels... Par-delà notre mort, l'amour que nous avons éveillé continue d’accomplir son chemin.” 42 likes
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