It’s time for another book review. today it is the turn of a children’s classic, that classic being The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Let’s do this.
Oh, I am not sure how I feel about this little book. I wanted to love it, I really did but I have really mixed feelings about it. I cannot deny that the story is beautiful, as is the writing. I can only imagine how wonderful it is in its original French. It is almost lyrical at times, like a nursery rhyme. But I didn’t love the story.
I found this story to be, well, strange. and not in a good way. I was just left feeling a bit underwhelmed by it as a whole. I can’t even say for sure what it is about this story that I didn’t click with. By all accounts I should have really enjoyed it. there is adventure and love and it is all a bit whimsical. I should have fallen in love with this story, but I just didn’t. I am left wondering if maybe it is because it is so short. It is only 100 pages. Maybe if it had been a full novel and opposed to a novella I would have clicked with it better. But honestly, I think that it may be because I read it so late. I am 21 and have only just read this book. maybe if I had read it when I was a child I would have loved it. I think as an adult it just isn’t enough. I need more story.
So many people talk about how this book left them sobbing and feeling incredibly emotional but I didn’t really feel anything at all. The last couple of chapters made me a little sad, but not to the extent of tears or heartbreak. I don’t know, maybe this one just wasn’t for me. It is such a shame that I didn’t love it. I really thought that I would. This book has been on me to read list for the longest time. I really thought that it would be one of those stories that completely blew me away. A story that really moved me and stayed with me, but it didn’t really have any impact on me at all. And that really sucks.
I did appreciate the fact that Antoine De Saint-Exupery managed to put so many deep messages into this book. I love when books aimed at children do that. it is one of the reasons why I love Potter so much, because you are taught life lessons while reading it. and this book did do that very well. I mean for such a small book there are a lot of messages woven throughout it, such as imagination dies as you age, how adults are preoccupied on the little things that do not truly hold any value and so many other ideas. I think that it is wonderful for children to be exposed to truths like this as it helps to give them the means to grow.
But overall I was disappointed in this book. I really wanted to love this story. I really did.
1 out of 5
And I am honestly so gutted that I didn’t enjoy this story more. have you ever read The Little Prince? Did you have a better experience then I did? I hope that you have enjoyed todays very honest review and I will see you all again very soon.