Title: The Return of The Young Prince
Author: A.G. Roemmers
Rating: 4/5 roses
Release date: September 1st 2016
Publisher: OneWorld Publications
Even princes from faraway planets do not always remain small. Eventually they grow up and – no longer content with their tiny planet – set off once again to explore the universe anew. So the Little Prince, now a teenager, one day returns to Earth and finds himself on a lonely country road in the vast, desolate plains of Patagonia. There he meets the narrator of this novel, who rescues him and takes him on a journey. Slowly the Prince shares the stories of his adventures, and together they begin to explore some of life’s most important questions, taking readers along with them on a wonderful spiritual journey. An inspiring, life-changing book.
The very first thought I had when I read through the book is that this book is by all means not necessarily a sequel to The Little Prince. It’s simply Roemmers’ story of his life and how he views the world with the prince in it. There are a few references to the first book, however, but that’s it. So keep in mind that this book is not a continuation of The Little Prince as it is a completely different story all by itself.
Sooo with that out of the way, here are my thoughts of this book!
The writing is exquisite! I can go about highlighting the entire book because all the quotes are so memorable! The narrator is very similar to the one of The Little Prince. The only difference is that these two explore an entirely different set of questions.
Both the narrator and the prince explores one problem, and as they work out a solution to this problem, they come across completely different sets of questions that needs answering as well. The way they go about it is absolutely hilarious and witty, yet moving and emotional. It’s a very quick read, about 200+ pages (the book itself is a mini hardcover. Plus it has illustrations [which are GORGEOUS by the way] so it really shouldn’t take you very long to read), yet it’s able to speak to me in SO many different ways.
My only problem with this book is the prince. He has not changed one bit (except for his age). He’s still the ever so curious little prince we all come to know about, and while i’m perfectly fine with that, I find it hard to picture the prince as an actual young adult. The narrator seem to treat him the way you’d treat a four year old. It seems that after all these years, the prince did not go through any character development whatsoever. Yes, I know it’s not exactly a sequel, and even though it does make the story very nostalgic, it would’ve been nice to see a different view of the Prince’s perspective. Instead, the book made the prince look very immature and naive..
But overall I really enjoyed this tribute ‘sequel’ to The Little Prince! The illustrations are beautiful and so are the aspects of the story. This book is like a little guide to life and it’s something you can bring along with you wherever you go. You’ll definitely learn a thing or two from it. I’m sure I did.
Thank you SO much to OneWorld Publications for sending this book over in exchange for an honest review! ❤