Rich People Problems By Kevin Kwan


I was able to finish the book in five days! Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan is fascinating! More "C and A" stories please! I simply can't wait for the next movies after Crazy Rich Asians! 

Title: Rich People Problems

Series: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

Author: Kevin Kwan

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult (Though I will precaution it with advice since there is a scene that might be sensitive for teenagers and younger generation.)

Genre: Contemporary/Romance

Publisher: DoubleDay

Total Chapters: 

Problems - 3 

Part 1 = 14 Chapters

Part 2 = 15 Chapters

Part 3 = 17 Chapters

Part 4 = 10 Chapters


Total Pages: 398

Table of Contents: Not Applicable

Summary From The Book:

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her side - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim to their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on sixty-four prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas's childhood home turns into a hotbed of backbiting and intrigue. As Su Yi's 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 upstaged by her new stepdaughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. 

In this sweeping tale that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea. Kevin Kwan hilariously reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's privileged families and their rich people problems. 

My Thoughts: 

When I first read the book's summary, I am kind of sad that Su Yi is dying from old age. I know that Nick has yet to get his grandmother's approval for Rachel. For me there is still a lot of unfinished business and I knew that this book will really be the last. 

The front cover is another Asian girl looking rich and beneath her is the Tyersall Park and lots of cars driving into the mansion. This depicts the whole clan of Shang-Young wanting to inherit something from Su Yi. Even the distant relatives. 

I categorize this book under Young Adult but on my personal experience and sensitive topic within my family, I think parents will have to guide and advice if the reader has a tendency for depression. It tackles something about it near the end of the book. 

Just like the previous books, the point of view of the story changes chapter by chapter. 

Still, I love the characters of Astrid and Charlie and I am so happy that the story is now more focused about them thought I was still left hanging in the end. 

I appreciate that the family tree was again included in this book because there are a lot of characters added - all the families from the Shang-Young clan. 

I was surprised on the scenes that took place in Manila and in a private island in the Philippines. For me, this is the best scene of the book because it described how Philippines is still beautiful. I can imagine the seas, the sand, and the tropical heat while he describes it on the book. Not everyone appreciates our country and I am happy that a Chinese-American author finally noted that. 

The title is true. Rich people even though they are already rich, still has a lot of problems. Either for freedom, more power, more money, or simply just happiness. 

Truly, this book Rich People Problems is a combination of romance and drama. The comedy parts are lessened, not as plenty as the first two books. I just wish that they released the book in the same size of Book 1 and 2. LOL. I am bothered that they do not look the same size on my shelf. Can you relate?

My Favorite Line/s: 

"The people who wielded the most power weren't always the ones who were in the spotlight."

Rating: 5/5 - Even though I am still left hanging about Charlie and Astrid's story, I am satisfied on how the book ended. 

Recommendation: I recommend this book for people who wanted to read something real and true-to-life, about families and inheritance. Makes me want to think about having a Last Will. Seriously.

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