Title: The Prince and the Dressmaker
Author: Jen Wang
Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Publisher: First Second
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I love, love, loved this story! It was so adorable and the artwork is just fantastic. It even made me cry happy tears! I absolutely love the characters and just everything about this story. It’s beautiful and has such a positive message.
This was a book where as soon as I finished I realized how excited I was to share this with my kids. They’re really into graphic novels at the moment and I think this is such an important book for younger people to read (well, and everyone really).
I will definitely be searching out more of Jen Wang’s books and I can’t wait to see what else is out there! Definitely pick this one up as soon as you can!
Thank you SO much to First Second for sending me a copy to review!