"There is only love to save this world. Why would I be ashamed to love?"
Title: Blue is the Warmest Color
Author: Julie Maroh
Translator: Ivanka Hahnenberger
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In this graphic novel, we follow Clementine and her journey of growing up. It's a love story, but also a story about friendship and about finding yourself.
But unfortunately I didn’t love it as much as other people did. For one, there was instalove. That’s a deal breaker for me because it just does not make sense. A crush at first sight, sure, but this level of obsession? No. I also wasn’t sure of what I thought of the main characters. I understand that they are confused and they feel like the odd ones out, but this theme seemed too repetitive. It’s like young adults in literature aren’t allowed to explore who they are slowly – they have to figure it out there and then, and easily come to terms with it.
Still, though, the over-all story did impress me. As I said, no feelings were spared and I thought was very well structured and beautifully drawn.