Book Review (#93): The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The Prince and the Dressmaker
13th February 2018
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
I loved this graphic novel. It was a really fun and easy read, I mean come on its a graphic novel that’s only one book how hard can it be eh?
The story was straightforward and easy to understand and will pique the interest of people of all ages.
I enjoyed Sebastian’s story because it wasn’t hamfisting me with any agendas of any sort. It was just about a boy who just really loved wearing beautiful dresses who happened to come upon a very talented dressmaker and they became best friends as well as discussing the ramifications of having this love of dresses in his personal and public life.
What’s there not to like?
The illustration was simple yet endearing and got the point across.
Overall, I recommend this graphic novel for whoever wants a light fun read during this quarantine time.