SÃ©rie rouge is a paperback series for 14-16 year olds learning French. Authentic French paperbacks for teenagers, which may be at the right cognitive level, are usually too difficult linguistically for students who have only been studying French at school for a limited amount of time per week. SÃ©rie rouge provides a stepping stone, offering stories of romance, murder and mystery, everyday stories and true stories, all written in straightforward French, in an easy-to-read format. The illustrations have been carefully chosen to help readers follow the text more easily. Delphine is 14, fed up and argumentative. She is not very fond of her spots, her brother or even her best friend; but she's in love. This is her diary, Le Journal de Delphine.