Thursday 29 September 2016

Review by Diana Voinea of “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I ask children to forgive me for dedicating this book to a grown-up. I have a serious excuse: this grown-up is the best friend I have in the world. I have another excuse: this grown-up can understand everything, even books for children. I have a third excuse: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs to be comforted. If all these excuses are not enough then I want to dedicate this book to the child whom this grown-up once was. All grown-ups were children first. (But few of them remember it.) So I correct my dedication:
To Leon Werth,
When he was a little boy”

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

Come on, I cannot quote all the book, you have to read it! And not because is one of the best-selling books ever published and the fourth most-translated book in the world, but because it will wake up the inner child which is maybe hidden in many of us.

The Little Prince will take you in a magical journey about life and human nature. It is a story that can be read more than once in different stages of your life and every time you’ll discover more about you, about the little things that you have forgotten, about simplicity of life, and it’s meanings. Presenting several characters through the eyes of a child, the author builds up a touching allegory about life, friendship, interior peace and love.

Even if it seems to be a book for children, I truly recommend it to all the adults and I’m pretty sure that if more people would understand the message of it, then the world could be a better place. Thank you, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry!

About the reviewer
Diana Voinea is a Romanian who started a new life, at the age of 44, in the UK and is having a lot of fun running a coffee shop where she meets many people and listens to their stories, and that’s just like reading a book every day. In her spare time she loves to travel, climb mountains, run on a snowboard and enjoy every second of her life.

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