I have an odd relationship with “Le petit prince.” I enjoy the character of the prince himself, and the narration style, and all the weird little worlds. I like the Pooh-esque simplicity of the prince’s worldview. The illustrations are great, especially considering the illustrator’s art training was cut short in childhood, due to misunderstandings re: elephants and boas and hats.
But I’ve always felt that flower was a manipulative bitch. Reading about her interactions with the prince always made me uncomfortable. Some of it’s borderline abusive. It bothered me that he traveled all that way, just to die and go back to her.