I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (William Morrow) for promotional purposes.
This was such a fun and clever story!
First off, I have always loved luxury goods, especially handbags so the premise of this book was right up my alley.
Plot-wise, the twist halfway through was so smart and I did not see it coming. As soon as I got to the twist, I thought to myself, “This book is brilliant.” I won’t say much about the twist but I will say that it kept the book interesting.
I enjoyed the author’s writing style. It’s very effortless and flows well. It made the book an easy and smooth read.
The book also had some relatable quotes about being Asian American. For example at one point Ava reflects, “Asian families are different from white families. We don’t talk the way you all do. I mean, we talk, of course we talk, but not about our fears, our pain, our deepest, darkest secrets” (pg. 211). As an Asian American I find this quote to be so true. My (Asian) family talks, but it’s definitely not anything deep or soul searching. There is a lot of repression happening.
I found that this book would make a great movie. I hope it gets adapted one day because the luxury handbag aspect would make for a very stylish film.
Overall, I recommend this book to readers who love designer bags. Also, it gave me some Crazy Rich Asians vibes, so if you like that book, you’ll probably like this one.
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