My Tuesday book posts have been a highlight of my summer reading. After getting out of a reading slump, it was so much fun to enjoy reading again. I didn’t finish my entire summer reading list, but that’s totally okay. I’m simply heading into fall with what’s leftover from my list! Today’s#rebeccareads post is a review of the Crazy Rich Asians book.
I felt like I should specify that this is the book, not the movie. I am definitely a ‘read the book then watch the movie’ type of gal. I like heading into the movie knowing the ‘original’ story. How about you? Do you read the book before watching the movie, or nah?
You probably already know the gist of this book, especially if you’ve seen the trailer for the movie. Nick Young comes from a wealthy family, and I mean ridiculously wealthy. As in, there’s wealth, and then his family takes it to a whole other level. Just in the first few pages of the book, Nick’s mom purchases an entire hotel without blinking an eye.
Nick lives a relatively quiet life in the US as a professor. He is dating Rachel Chu, who is also a professor. Nick invites Rachel to Singapore with him for the summer and to attend his friend’s wedding.
The thing is, Nick has not told Rachel about his family. The Young family is wealthy, famous, and very private. Rachel literally has no idea what she’s getting into before she travels to Singapore with Nick. They have one crazy mishap after another, which was equally entertaining and frustrating.
Nick’s mother has to be my favorite character, because she is so two-faced and conniving it’s comical. She has a gaggle of friends egging her on to do something about Nick’s girlfriend, because they all believe she’s a gold digger. Add to it Nick’s friends in Singapore (if you can call them friends) that are plotting to break up Nick and Rachel, a crazy bachelor party, and a fish in a purse, and you have a very entertaining read.
I was honestly surprised at how long this book was. It wasn’t a quick read, but I never got tired of it. You all know how much I hate to spoil the endings, so I’m just going to leave the synopsis there. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I plan on picking up the second book!
Have you read Crazy Rich Asians? What did you think of it?