Title: Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Published Date: May 23, 2017
The last book of the Crazy Rich Asians series! I actually think this is my favorite one out of all of them. I really enjoyed this book. My only complaint is that I wish Rachel was in it more, but I am sure when they make the movie she will be. I am not saying she isn’t in it, but this book is focused on Nick and his grandma Su Yi, who is on her deathbed. And there are so many other characters in these books that they take up a lot of the space, that I wish Rachel could be in! But I get it. She doesn’t come with Nick so Singapore to visit his grandma. She can’t leave work like that and Nick is currently not working, so it makes sense for him to go alone. Nick hasn’t seen his grandma since the first book, where she disapproved his relationship with Rachel. Rachel is the one who convinces Nick to go to Singapore to make nice with his grandma. Does Nick end up making nice with his grandma? Or do things get worse when he gets there?
Of course there is a lot of drama surrounding Nick coming back to Singapore. As I said before Eddie is my absolute least favorite character in this book. He is legit the worst. Although by the end of the book he seems to have made a drastic change. But throughout this entire book he wants to inherit Tyersall Park, which everyone thought was going to be left for Nick, until he had his falling out with his grandma. Eddie sucks up the entire time to Su Yi, but she sees right through him. Another key character in this book is Astrid. Her relationship with Micheal is over (sorry if you haven’t read the other books but come on you know what you were getting into with this book review) and she is starting her new relationship with Charlie, but BOY there is drama there. I don’t want to give too much away on Nick or Astrid and especially who ends up inheriting Tyersall Park.
There are a lot of surprises in this book. And I really enjoyed it. Another character I said I didn’t like is Kitty Pong. Throughout this entire book I still don’t enjoy her at all. I actually found each chapter of hers to be ridiculous because I dislike her so much, but let’s be real that is what makes this book so good. We need characters like her to hate! But by the end of this book she might surprise you. Even if her intentions are all for her own, which they always are. I have never heard of a more self-centered person than Kitty Pong, but hey the ending will surprise you I will give you that!
See what I am saying though. I have gotten through this entire book review with barely mentioning Rachel. Rachel ends up flying to Singapore towards the end of the book, but again I don’t want to give too much away. So I will leave it for you to read. And if you haven’t yet, you should go see the movie Crazy Rich Asians, it is excellent!
Back of book synopsis:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE) and China Rich Girlfriend, here is the uproarious conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians Series.
Esquire Best Books of 2017
Kirkus Best Fictional Families of 2017
Book Three of the Crazy Rich Asians Series
When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he’s not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan’s hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia’s most privileged families and their rich people problems.