The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Good evening, everyone! 

Whilst summer is getting hotter here in Malta, I’ve been spending more time under an A.C., which also means that I have loads more time to relax and read. For this week’s review, please welcome…

‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry!

This book is actually my boyfriend’s favorite, and I bought this book a while ago to read it, but for some reason I kept putting off. But, since we’re soon celebrating two years of our relationship, I thought it was only fitting to pick it up and have a go at it.

Blurb: Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm, it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

“Here’s my secret. It’s very simple: you can only see clearly with your heart. What’s essential is invisible to the eye.”

My thoughts:
 The Little Prince is a very thought-provoking and emotional book, and it’s filled with symbolism. The book talks about the dangers of ‘being an adult’ – losing your childish curiosity and imagination in favor of things that don’t really matter all that much in the end, such as wealth, admiration, and power. The relationship between the Prince and the rose is a example of the trials and tribulations one experiences in a turbulent relationship, but that the Prince’s love for his rose, in the end, is what keeps him going. And lastly, the relationship between the Prince and the Fox (which is my favorite relationship in the book) is a symbol of the pleasures and risks of friendships, as well as the responsibilities of love. This book had me feeling all the feels, and leaving my heart in pieces by the time I finished it. It’s a bittersweet ending, and it only left me wanting more. A great book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life!

My rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What do you think of the Little Prince? What other illustrated books have you read? Let me know in the comments below! 


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