Kind of like Gossip Girl, but a bajilloon times richer.

Words by

Giulia Brugliera

Well the name pretty much says it all.

As with its predecessor Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend is all about the excessively lavish lifestyles of China’s upper upper upper elite. Kind of like Gossip Girl, but a bajilloon times richer.

We’re talking moat-surrounded bathtubs, designated Birkin bag holding rooms and antique bracelets from 650 BC worn as casually as a Fitbit.

Yes, it is a novel, but there is no way author Kevin Kwan could make up some of the detail in this book. He must have some sort of first-hand insight. In which case, who is this Kwan? Is he crazy rich too? Can he take me out?

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