Meghan Markle’s first children’s book has spiraled in a downwards direction, with limited sales and the harshest reviews from critics, after it was released in the UK today.
The book, which is titled ‘The Bench’ had plenty of expert critics panning it as strangely awful, while others were quick to label it as bland with no story whatsoever.
Other experts called ‘The Bench’ a vanity project on the same day that it was released. At the same time, another referred to the children’s book as a ‘bland self-help manual for the needy parents.’
This book is the first of its kind by the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex, which costs around 12.99 pounds. It was reportedly inspired by a particular poem that she had recently written for Prince Harry for his first-ever Father’s Day, right after the couple’s son, Archie was born.
Moreover, the book was thought to explore the special bond present between a father and his son, through the eyes of a mother.
The Duchess of Sussex went along dedicating the book to her husband Prince Harry as well as her son Archie. She claimed that these two made her heart go ‘pump pump’ while writing a special message for the two alongside an image of dad and son sharing a special quality time moment.
The message read: “When life feels in shambles, you will help him find order.”
But it appears critics failed to see eye to eye with the Duchess with Claire Allfree from The Telegraph calling the book ‘semi-literate.’
Many questioned the publishers for going ahead with a book that lacked in action big time was a true example of jeopardy writing that appeared to be delegated towards a certain piece of furniture.
However, it must be noted how the book managed to creep into the Best Seller List for Amazon, reaching the number 40 on the rankings list. This comes despite the harsh criticism and the fact that the book has been slashed to half-price bargain sale already on its release day.