Originally Published: April 6, 1943
A classic children’s book that is just as affecting for adults, The Little Prince continues to be a timeless tale for new generations of readers.
The narrator of the story comes across a young boy nicknamed “the little prince” when his plane crashes in the Sahara. While the narrator fixes his plane, the boy tells him his stories of traveling throughout his life, including all whom he has met and learned from.
What makes the story so lasting is its themes of confronting loneliness, love and loss. As the prince meets these new characters across different planets, he learns of their troubles in controlling their worlds. It’s a theme that still presents well, especially in the social media age of people controlling how others see them all the time.
Final say: This story will probably never feel outdated. ★★★★☆