The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry {Book Review}

I have watched the animation of this book a few times with the kids, and it never stops to amaze me.

This year I read it with my oldest kid, and I’m so glad we were able to share the joy of it together.

The Little Prince is a book that I believe everyone should read at least once in their lifetime, no matter if you’re a child, teen or an adult.

The symbology in the book might not come through immediately to a child reading it, and that’s why a reread of it should happen when you’re older and wiser, but for an adult it’s such a mind-blowing realisation of the meanings in the book.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: A translated book
Originally published: 1943

Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Plot:

When a pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning, he finds before him a curious little prince who asks him to follow out a request.

As the pilot does this, he starts to realise that when life becomes to difficult to understand, there is no choice but to explore the hidden mysteries.

Thoughts:

The book is written in simple language, yet carries so much meaning within its words.

It’s a reminder of childlike innocence, the endless imagination and bravery.

The book is filled with beautiful symbolism with thought-provoking scenarios that nudge you to dip into your inner child and compare the differences of things lost as you grow older.

It brings out the idea of how children are more open-minded when it comes to looking at things in the world and how they hold a sense of being inquisitive to their surroundings and the meanings of thoughts and actions they face.

It also faces the issues of the inevitability of growing up, and that the demands of the adult world makes us forget about the smaller things in life, looking at life in a questionable form and not just accepting what is placed before us.

While growing up is something we cannot stop, we should never lose the inner child within us and our sense of wonder towards the world. The book also highlights the importance of looking beneath the surface to discover real truths and the meanings of things we do and decide to follow upon.

Overview:

The book is packed with philosophy for adults to marvel in and understand the changes we face when we transition into the adult world and the things we lose along the way with the stresses and demands of adulthood.

While children might not completely understand the philosophical meanings in the book, the adventure in the book is enough to keep their attention.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.32 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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