This is one of my favorite books. Traditionally thought of as a children's book, Le Petit Prince delves deeply into the human soul and psyche through the interaction between a boy and a lost pilot, which, having read other Saint-Exupery works I see as ultimately a conversation between the author and his heart. A very symbolic book that will make you laugh, cry, and leave you wanting to love unconditionally.
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