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This is fun in a book!
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2018
This book is accurately titled. The characters in this book are ridiculously rich and they are just as ridiculously crazy. I read this as part of the #bigbookbuddyread on Instagram and we've been having a great time discussing topics that relate to our everyday lives!
Rachel Chu is a successful woman in New York. She has a great education and she is in finance. She's also dating Nick Young who is also a successful guy in New York. Nick's family lives in Singapore and he decides now is the summer to take Rachel there to finally meet his family, plus it's his best friends wedding. He doesn't tell her anything, which may be a big mistake on his part or is it?
They arrive in Singapore and Rachel is in for a big surprise. His family is filthy rich (i'm talking billions of dollars in wealth) and she had no idea. The story goes through Rachel's journey over the few weeks they are there and she is one tough cookie. Everything and everyone there only cares about status and family names. Rachel is an outsider so you can guess how they feel about her. Family members and friends put Rachel through the ringer and just when you think she may give up she learns a big family secret that changes her entire outlook.
This book and it's characters are so extra (that's the term kids are using these days, right?!) They are so overdramatic and ridiculous that it makes this story that much juicier. I'm personally a reality TV junkie so the more drama and over the top the better. That is probably one of the reasons why I did enjoy this story. I also loved it because I enjoy hearing stories about people standing up for who they are and being proud of where they come from which is what Rachel does.
Are you going to get a ton of depth and long burning questions out of this novel? No. But you will definitely get some entertainment! I also enjoy the secret story that the author put in at the end (you'll have to read to find out!). It really ties everything together and was a nice change from all the brutality that Rachel faced.
It's true what they say, money changes people and I'll tell you that regardless of how much money they offered me I wouldn't want to be part of the Young's, I'll just continue reading about them instead. There are 2 other books in this series and I plan to read both of them! I need to find out what happens with Rachel and Nick and their families!
Oh! And the movie for this is coming out in August and I hope it sticks close to the book. I will be going to see it in theaters!