Book Review: Rich People Problems

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Score: 6.7/10

Rich People Problems is the latest book in the series started by Crazy Rich Asians. Is this the last book in the series? Hard to say. The ending leaves plenty of room for a sequel and yet, it abruptly ends many plot points. In any case, if you’ve read Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, you’re going to want to read this book.

Rich People problems picks up some time after China Rich Girlfriend. The matriarch of the Young family, Su Yi, has fallen ill and the entirety of the Young gathers together in anticipation of her death. The story mostly follows these events from the perspectives of Nick, Rachel, Astrid, Charlie, Carlton, Oliver and Kitty.

If you read and enjoyed the last two books in this series, then you’ll like this book. If you haven’t, there is no point to reading this book.

For the most part, I enjoyed this book. I like the focus on the character of Su Yi. It goes into the history of the character and sheds light on her mindset. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go far enough into this character for me.

As with the prior books, there is ample drama as characters try to position themselves to benefit from the decedent’s will while trying to reconcile that desire with their own feelings of loss and love.

Overall, like the last books, this is a book about petty family drama between the Singaporean hyper rich. Again, if you didn’t read the last two books, don’t bother reading this. If you did and enjoyed the last two, then you’ll enjoy this one.

Score: 6.6/10

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