Book Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Rating: ★★★
Read: March 2017

There are just some books that will give your life a huge impact and The Little Prince is one of them. This is a children’s book and I feel quite ashamed that I haven’t read it before, but as the saying goes, ‘better late than never.’ I’m just glad that I finally got to read this very deep and poignant classic!

This classic tale reminds each and everyone of its readers of how innocent and fragile we once were and how everything has changed now that we’re older. Its intended readers are children, but I actually think that it’s secretly for us, the adults.

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

 

There are parts of the book that I felt abashed for the Little Prince pointed out a lot of truth in his observations about the grown-ups. I know deep down that we are the odd adults he is talking about. Growing up, we forgot the little things that are really the ones that mattered the most.

 

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

The Little Prince is the story of each and everyone of us when we were kids. How our imagination, fragility, curiosity and our innocence kept us going. And now that we are grown-ups, the Little Prince is reminding us that we shall not forget what we once were and to keep it dear to ourselves, because those moments were priceless.

 

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”

 

So, when you see that star, think of the Little Prince. Think of your childhood and think of yourself because we all little princes and princesses deep within.

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