In Book 1 of the Crazy Rich Asian trilocy, Rachel Chu and Nick Young get engaged in the first book. As you may remember, Nick is from one of the wealthiest families in Asia and they don't approve of Rachel. Having learned that her father is alive (and not dead like she believed all her life) she is hung up on finding out who he is. Nick's meddling mother finds Rachel's father and learns that he is one of the richest men in China.
Ultimately, Nick's mother crashes the wedding to reunite Rachel with her father. After the wedding the newlyweds go to China so Rachel can meet her stepmother and half brother. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned and there is tons more drama before Rachel can get her happy ending.
Teen Student Reader (16):
If you like drama, then this is the perfect book for you! I love dramas, and I was on my toes the whole time. The plot moves at a great pace, and there is always another twist.
I enjoy the different storylines with the other members of the Young family because I can get bored reading about the same people repeatedly. It is great how, in the end, everything comes together connecting the different storylines of members of the Young Family.
As an Asian American, I was happy to read a book that wasn't about all white characters and had a culture I could relate to. This book is very descriptive as it brings the reader into this new world of the rich and wealthy, which is beautifully executed in this novel. I love being able to imagine the characters' outfits and the different environments they go to. The family dynamic is hilarious and relatable, especially coming from a big family. The author captures how family relationships are great and hard at times, which I appreciate. I love the theme of how money doesn't buy happiness, as even the richest in the book have struggles.
I would recommend this book for girls 16 to 19 years old. It is definitely meant for young adult readers, as it contains some advanced themes and vocabulary. If you love drama, romance, traveling, and are fascinated by the lives of the rich, this is the perfect book for you. I would buy this for a friend who likes drama.
Be prepared to laugh. A lot! This is a light, fun, not-always-predictable young adult romance perfect for lovers of romance, drama, and wanna-be famous teens.
Curse words, and drinking, are present throughout the book. There is also one sex scene that is very short.
This is the second book in a trilogy that looks at the lives of rich people.
This is a book to read for pleasure. It includes themes of loyalty and family ties that are interesting.
15 and Up
15 and Up
Teen Student Volunteer. Reviewer Age: 16
Buy. This book is well written and interesting throughout the whole story which is why I'd buy it and read it again.