Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Book Summary)

Nick Young has decided to bring Rachel Chu to Singapore and attend a very grand wedding. The both of them were professors and have been dating for 2 years, however, Rachel has no idea how rich Nick is. When she arrived to Singapore, she was stayed in a hotel with Nick, which she later found out was owned by Colin Khoo. It will be Colin and Aramita’s wedding that they’ll be attending, and Nick will be the best man.

After staying in the hotel, Nick and Rachel lived with Nick’s grandmother. Rachel was surprised to see the house Nick used to live in because it nearly resembles a palace. Rachel was later introduced to Nick’s parents and extended relatives, and not everyone liked her.

Nick’s mother, Eleanor, had Rachel investigated because she could not allow her son to marry someone without a background. Nick’s exes (daughter of Eleanor’s friends) were harsh on Rachel as well. They constantly made her jealous, and shares the same intention – to drive Rachel away from Singapore, away from Nick.

After the wedding, attended by prominent guests, Nick realized something – he wants to marry Rachel. On the wedding reception, Francesca (Nick’s ex) mentioned to Rachel that she and Nick, along with another ex named Mandi, had a threesome one summer. Rachel was hurt, and was mad at Nick for not telling her. To ease up the mood, they went on a roadtrip and was about to stay at her Grandmother’s lodge. However, Nick’s grandmother was informed by Eleanor that he is planning to marry Rachel, so they went to the lodge and forbid Nick in front of Rachel.

Since Nick loved Rachel, he insisted on marrying Rachel (his plan on proposing was ruined because of the appearance of his mother and grandmother). Since Nick was persistent, Eleanor announced the information she got on an investigator she hired. Eleanore revealed that Rachel’s father was in prison, and was not really dead, unlike what Rachel claims.

Rachel didn’t know about this, and since she was as shocked as Nick, she fainted. By the time she woke up, she demanded to be driven away from the Lodge, and even away from Nick. Rachel stayed at her friend’s house, Piek Lin. She locked herself in a room and refused to see Nick, and it got to the point where she broke up with Nick because she can’t stand his family. She does not want to have children who get exposed to Nick’s family. 

Rachel was planning to fly to China, accompanied by Piek Lin, so she can meet her father who is in prison, however she was stopped by her mother, Kerry, who was fetched by Nick. Kerry clarified everything – the man in prison was not her father, because Kerry fell in love with another man. The man in prison was infertile due to his vices.

In the end, they cancelled the trip to China. Piek Lin, Nick and Rachel toured Kelly in Singapore. This tour includes Nick and Rachel’s reconciliation.

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Eva Harmoni

There was one night when the rain poured so hard, and i didn't want it to stop. Weird, because i was afraid and amused by the sound of the rain and thunder. The sound of it made me less alone that night. The next day i woke up to find my collection of journals soaked. I keep it near the window to make sure no one could read it. The writings can still be read but i was devastated by the damage. I wanted it preserved but i don't want it published. Still amused by the rain but afraid of the wrath it could bring to my journals, i created this blog.

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