I’d seen so many positive reviews of The Prince and the Dressmaker and after not finding it at my library for months, I did what any reasonable person would do — I put it on hold and waited (semi-)patiently for my turn. And, honestly, it was worth the wait. This book was just as adorable as I’d expected.
It’s about a prince who sometimes wants to wear dresses and hires himself a talented dressmaker to make it happen. Frances never judges Sebastian and honestly, their whole friendship is so cute and wholesome and wonderful. There’s a side plot about to what extent we should put our own feelings aside in order to make our friends happy and I think I liked that just as much as the main story (of acceptance, both of yourself and those around you).
The reason I gave this four instead of five stars is that I felt it dragged a little bit toward the end, but overall, it was really, really great. I had a huge smile on my face most of the time I was reading it (though there’s one troubling scene in particular where I was definitely not smiling) and kept thinking it would make such a cute movie.
I’d highly recommend this one even if you’re on the fence about graphic novels. It’s just a super cute, super fast read.
#ps19: a book you think should be turned into a movie
Have you read The Prince and the Dressmaker? Can you recommend any other graphic novels that are this cute?
Let’s talk in the comments!