The novella is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as Braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published
I have always wanted to read this book as I have come across it in so my reading lists and was always curious as it was loved by so many.
I have now satisfied my curiosity and I am left feeling very bemused on completing the story. I am glad I didn't get the opportunity to read this book as a child as I think It could have put me off reading forever. As an adult I just can't relate to it. I get that the book is full of little messages but they just don't work for me and this novella was just felt a little too preachy but then again that may be the hardened adult in me.
But I did satisfy my curiosity.......................