Book Review: China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Published: May 2016 by Anchor

Pages:496China Rich Girlfriend

Genre: Fiction

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Publisher’s Blurb: It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.

The Author: Kevin Kwan is the author of “Crazy Rich Asians,” the international bestseller now being adapted as a major motion picture. The sequel, “China Rich Girlfriend,” will be released on June 16, 2015. Born and raised in Singapore, Kwan has called Manhattan home for the past two decades but still craves pineapple tarts and a decent plate of Hokkien mee.

My Thoughts: Having read ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ the first book in the sequel and “Rich People Problems’ which is the last book, my expectations were honestly not so high as I felt that I had already gotten the general gist behind the entire story and this would just be to fulfil all righteousness but little did I know that I was in for a wild ride.  The story centered around Racheal’s trip to China accompanied by her husband Nicholas after their “forbidden by family” wedding in California. Rachael’s hope was to reunite with her father and his family but was swept into a whirlwind of events that will make you laugh until you fall off your bed. From the first page to the last, I was highly entertained by the high society of Hong Kong and Beijing, with Collette Bing’s craziness especially with her catch phrases such as “I don’t understand. How can a credit card ever be rejected? It’s not like it’s a kidney!” ( when she was told her credit card had been rejected and didn’t know her father had blocked all her funds) and Eleanor Young (Nicholas’ mother) being the Eleanor we know continued to frustrate Nicholas with phrases like ““What do you mean, ‘boundaries?’ You came out of my vagina.  What kind of boundaries do we have?”. Eddie Cheng, one of my favorite characters in the other two books also featured here and didn’t disappoint to entertain me. Reading this book was like reuniting with family after sometime apart and catching up on events I missed. Kevin Kwan is an witty, entertaining writer and I recommend not just this book but the trilogy – Crazy rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems for your enjoyment. You may also wish to plan to see the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ which will be out in Cinemas’ August 15th, 2018. Get your copies and read pleaseeee


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