Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Series: Crazy Rich Asians
Genres: Fiction, Chick-Lit
Maturity Level: 5
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When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazilyrich.
Crazy Rich Asians is the epitome of First World Problems. At times it was so outrageous that you just had to laugh (the prologue was especially amazing), but at times you just wanted to punch those idiots. Most of the characters were hard to relate to at best, with loathable being more frequent, however the story was quite intriguing. But the writing was not the best. Still, it was entertaining and moved quickly once you got past the rather slow beginning. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys shows like “Real Housewives of ____” or “Keeping Up With the Crazies” or “Gossip Girl.” Or to anyone who just likes to laugh at the crazy rich.