Everyone probably knows the movie La Vie D’Adèle, or Blue is the Warmest Color. There was a lot of fuss about this. I thought it was a beautiful film. For me it was like watching a part of my childhood pass by. Anyway. The film is based on this graphic novel by Julie Maroh. And of course, I had to read it too because I love graphic novels. And wow, really wow, this is beautiful. Beautiful story described in striking drawings.
It’s the story of Clementine and Emma. Clementine is 17 and in the process of discovering her sexuality. When she meets the eccentric Emma, this journey of discovery gains momentum. They get into a passionate lesbian relationship with each other. But this is not without a struggle. Clementine is rejected by her parents.
That this has a negative effect on Clementine only becomes painfully clear much later. A rift develops in the relationship with Emma. A crack that nearly kills Clementine.
A friend of the couple warns Emma that Clementine is not well. They meet and then it turns out that the love between them is just as intense. They are doing all right. But then it turns out that there is more wrong with Clementine than just heartbreak. This is already somewhat clear from the beginning of the story.
Did I already say wow? This is a top-notch romantic story. No HEA, but that doesn’t matter here either. No matter how sad 💔. What predominates is love. Just that ❤️💖.