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Ahead of Big Screen Adaptation, Shmoop Releases Learning Guide for the Novel Crazy Rich Asians


Shmoop is staying on top of the summer blockbuster schedule with a new guide for the latest novel to get the movie treatment.

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018

A lavish wedding. Ultra-rich and ultra-judgemental mothers. Thought-to-be-dead fathers who are (spoiler) actually alive. Some stories really have it all.

Crazy Rich Asians is the latest and greatest of these books to take their turn on the big screen.

Published in 2013, Kevin Kwan's debut novel has all the ingredients of a stand-out summer blockbuster. And Shmoop (, a digital publisher known for its pithy literature guides, has released a new guide to break down the juicy gossip packed in those pages.

Shmoop's Crazy Rich Asians Learning Guide gets up close and personal with all the drama that goes down when the book's leading couple, Rachel and Nick, spend a summer in Singapore with his wealthy family. Wealthy like, top-ten-richest-family-in-all-of-Asia wealthy. Readers of Shmoop's guide will find a thorough list of all the high-end fashion designers name-dropped in the book, a detailed summary of every twist and turn of the plot, and character analyses that dig up almost as much dirt as Nick's mom does.

"Shmoop may be best-known for classic literature guides like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird, but we're always looking for the latest bestsellers to add to our repertoire," says Shmoop CEO Ellen Siminoff. "Crazy Rich Asians has everything going for it—from a dramatic plot that rivals soap operas to an insightful taste of contemporary Asian culture. And we can't wait to see it all play out on the big screen."

Shmoop's guide also includes trivia and quizzes about the novel, so readers can brush up on who's who before they head to the theaters. The film, which is already making waves for featuring an all-Asian cast, is directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Constance Wu as leading lady Rachel, Henry Golding as the humble yet wildly-rich bachelor Nick, and the fierce Michelle Yeoh as Nick's pretentious and meddlesome mother.

Whether readers prefer their drama delivered in a book by the beach or on a screen in an air-conditioned movie theater, Shmoop recommends a dose of Crazy Rich Asians.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 16 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Los Altos, California.

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