Blue Is the Warmest Color

I spy with my little eye
by Julie Maroh | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 9781551525143 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/7/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, August 07, 2020
I found this softcover in this Little Free Library in Bedford NH while dropping off some books of my own. It was adapted to the screen in this 2013 French film.

It opens with Emma visiting the parents of her dead lover Clementine, who has asked them to give Emma her diaries. From those diaries we go back in time to see how the confused high-school girl Clementine slowly realizes that she's gay - and that she's oddly attracted to the blue-haired woman she keeps noticing... (It is a bit problematic that Emma is willing to take on a teenager, going to bars and everything, but perhaps the age limits are different in France?) Anyway, after a rocky start (including Emma finally giving up her lover Sabine) they get together, and have a happy life - for a while...

Relationships are tricky, it seems, and theirs has its challenges. The comic sketches the ups and downs quickly but clearly, with the pain and the longing both apparent. The conclusion, though suggested from the first pages, was pretty wrenching when I reached that point of the story.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the graphic novel and the film adaptation.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 20, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (9/21/2020 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm sending this to BCer ReallyBookish to fill a wish for the US/Canada wishlist-tag game. Enjoy!

*** Released for the 2020 September Sapphire challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Received safely. Thanks so much! Looking forward to diving into this one.

Journal Entry 4 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, September 28, 2020
Rather melancholy, but very heartfelt. I love seeing the lesbian representation. The muted art style works well, I think, and seems to suit the story. Clem and Emma's struggles, both individually and together, feel realistic to me. And I agree that even though we know part of the outcome from the outset, the way it all shakes out is still a bit of a blow.

Journal Entry 5 by wingReallyBookishwing at Pebble Valley Drive LFL in Doylestown, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Released 1 wk ago (10/14/2020 UTC) at Pebble Valley Drive LFL in Doylestown, Pennsylvania USA

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Releasing for the October LGBT challenge. I hope the finder enjoys the book!

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