The Wangs vs. the World

The Wangs vs. the WorldThe Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 4th 2016
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0544734092
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Received from the Publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled with this book initially. I found it to be very slow in the beginning. It did pick up but I had to make an effort to finish this book. It is never a good thing when I would rather stare into space or *gasp* pick up another book and finish that book before getting back to this one. I did not find this book to be as hilarious as others have found it. Maybe the humor is lost of me, but I don’t think so. I enjoy a good laugh and have been told I am witty at times. For me it just didn’t work. Maybe because the book was too slow in the beginning. Mainly because I just didn’t care due to the rambling at time. I feel this book needed some editing. I am going to be in the minority here and say that this book was okay, not great.

Charles Wang has made a fortune in the cosmetic business. He is on his second marriage after his first wife died in a helicopter accident. He has an adult daughter, a son in college and another daughter who is a senior in high school. Unfortunately for all of them, Charles loses his fortune through bad business decisions and has to pull his son and daughter out of their schools and drive cross country in order to move in with his oldest daughter. The premise of the book is a good one.

Liked. Didn’t love

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