I’m a big fan of the 1995 version of A Little Princess movie and the 1985 Japanese anime series Princess Sara. It was pretty odd for me to find the movies and the anime series to be a lot more fascinating than its novel which is written by Frances Hodgson Burnett (an English playwright and an author). I usually prefer the book contents over its TV or movie adaptations just that this one lacks to embellish a certain formula that can encapsulate the curiosity of this reader.
A Little Princess, though simple yet ambitious constitute morals, artistic approach and imaginative tale. It has a light storyline with a graceful conclusion that actually will leave your heart appeased upon closing the book. I find the little girl Sara Crewe who is the main protagonist of the story a bit mischievous and cleverly lovable at the same time. No, I don’t want her to appear as a sort of bad little girl or something, just that somehow I feel that she’s no ordinary sweet kid; that one way or another, she’ll turn out to be as wicked as Miss Minchin (the main antagonist in the novel) someday. Who knows; this is solely my personal judgment though. That’s merely how I imagine her character would be, if she wasn’t saved by her uncle in the end. Even so, A Little Princess is a breath of fresh air; one that truly signifies a pleasantly different feeling from one phase to another.
“Perhaps to be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people…Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked.”