The Little Prince is a book made by Antoine de Saint−Exupery in 1943. He dedicated this book to his best friend who lives in France.
The Little Prince is started when the main character is still a kid, he has to give up on his dream as a painter because he got disheartened by the grown-ups. And later on, when he grows up, he flew his airplane alone and got an accident causing his plane crashed at Sahara Dessert. He didn’t have any mechanic nor any passenger so he attempts to repair the plane all alone. He is trying to fix his airplane as fast as he can because he just has a week’s worth of drinking water. Until one day he met a little prince.
When I heard the book, I thought it was about a little prince in a faraway kingdom, which maybe not from the earth. But I was wrong. Antoine makes a character that I haven’t thought at all. And not only that, this book can make me feel nostalgic about being a child with an unstoppable imagination.
There’s so much of drawing about what happened and the story was put in the most detailed way possible, it makes imagining what happened, or what setting there are become clearer. And about the ending, it was good, you could feel the atmosphere and how all the character feels, it was sad, I might cry.
And the real reason why I love this book is how the main character can’t help it but become his detested ‘grown-up’ which I can very much relate to. And when I finish it, I was like “WOW, that was good… that was good indeed.” and it seems like I can’t get it out my head, how the story progresses, and how were they feeling that time, it was all imprinted in my head.
The plot is something that relatable to everyday life, inside The Little Prince book, there are so many grown-ups that were close to the one in real life. And I don’t know why, but for me, his definitions of grown-up are something I think like “Yeah, I also thought they are like that.” even though the thought like that was slipped from my mind. And there are so many good quotes, but if I have to choose one, then that will be this.
“The grown-ups always need to have things explained.”De Saint-Exupery, Antoine (1943). “The Little Prince”.
The Little Prince is a children’s literature, but that doesn’t mean that an adult isn’t supposed to read it. For me, The Little Prince’s book is something even an adult would find as a good book. So with that in mind, I highly recommend this book for you, whether you are a child or an adult.