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|Book Review: Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians by SynCityNg: 3:15pm On Sep 26, 2018|
Crazy Rich Asians is deliciously funny. I don’t think there could have been a better title to describe the book. It’s the cliche Cinderella, boy meets girl story, with a twist.
When Rachel Chu agrees to follow her boyfriend of 2 years, Nick to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding (the Asian’s version of the wedding party ), she couldn’t have dreamt of the roller coaster of events and emotions that her decision would kickstart. She arrives at Singapore to the discovery that her boyfriend is actually the scion of an extremely wealthy family. In fact, wealthy does not seem to describe how rich the Youngs are.
While reeling from the discovery, she has to deal with his scheming mom, over bearing grandmother, the nosy family friends as well as the jealous drama queens fighting to win him over. She is not accepted because she is “American Born Chinese” and considered below his class. The tension builds up until it all comes to a messy point when a long buried family secret is revealed... Continue reading at
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