Crazy Rich AsiansBook - 2013
"This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun." -- Entertainment Weekly
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.
On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
From Library Staff
Filled with fashion, family, frothy romance, and a tinge of international politics.
This one’s like a “Gossip Girl"...plus extra wit and a few extra billion. The movie came out in theaters earlier this year, with the first all-Asian cast set in modern times in over two decades. FYI, a sequel is already in the works.
JCLHeatherM Dec 02, 2018
A fluffy read that manages to be smart at the same time, Kevin Kwan's debut novel is the start of a three-part series about the adventures of Rachel Chu - a city girl who made a name for herself in the world of academia and is thrust into the upper crust of Asian society when her boyfriend Nichol... Read More »
JCLKarynH May 08, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians is truly a guilty pleasure. It has sumptuous food, fashion, locales, culture, and characters. I love a classic significant other meets the parents/friends and this fits the bill. The movie is coming out in August and I can't wait to see it!
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“Just because some people actually work for their money doesn’t mean they are beneath you.”
“But there must be something we can do.”
“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action,” Sophie remarked. “If you do nothing, you’ll be sending a clear message: that you’re stronger than they think you are. Not to mention a lot classier. Think about it.”
"I have no idea who these people are. But I can tell you one thing - these people are richer than God." -Peik Lin (pg 123)
Eleanor had a long-held theory about men. She truly believed that for most men, all that talk of “being in love” or “finding the right one” was absolute nonsense. Marriage was purely a matter of timing, and whenever a man was finally done sowing his wild oats and ready to settle down, whichever girl happened to be there at the time would be the right one.
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