Crazy Rich Asians: Book Review Vs. Movie

Ahh. I waited all summer to get my hands on this book! I am still waiting on the rest of the series (insert Jeopardy theme song). I read Crazy Rich Asians in two days and watched the movie that night, they were both so funny and easy to get wrapped up in. 

We all know that the book is always better than the movie but in this case I liked them both equally…book friends don’t be mad. The movie veered from the book quit a bit while maintaining the underlying plot and character relationships. Characters that played major roles in the book didn’t have the same presence in movie and vice versa. I found both book and movie to be funny and light. I read the book in a few days and could have read it faster but I had to teach, feed kids, clean…you know life.

Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend Nick but Rachel doesn’t realize that Nick comes from a wealthy family, wealthy may not be the right word! When she arrives in Singapore she is slammed with Nick’s reality and the scrutiny of his family, specifically his mother. Rachel is a rock star and sticks to her roots making Nick and his family remove the target she unintentionally wore. Navigating the “JetSet Asian” culture that is the culmination of old and new money, mainland China versus life on the Island, is no easy task for a Chinese girl raised by a single mom in America but with the help of a few allies and Nick Rachel does it.

I’m patiently waiting on China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems to hit my available holds! Kevin Kwan write more books!

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