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As much as I love Astrid updates, Rich People Problems felt like a real throwaway. With the numerous POVs and the short chapters, it felt like Kwan didn’t have a clear vision to finish this series.
Eleanor continues to be a nasty piece of work. At least that rings true – the genuinely terrible never learn a lesson and become better people. If you ever needed proof that Nick and Rachel are pushovers, look to the fact that they refuse to cut her out of their life. I don’t care what the cultural norm is or how badly you want grandchildren; Eleanor crossed a serious line into the level of abuse in this regard.
I know I said I’m here for the Astrid updates, but after everything she went through to find happiness, I feel like her ‘happy ending’ is a cop-out. Having to change your entire life and personality to be ‘free’ isn’t true freedom. Astrid deserved better.
As much as I enjoyed the rivalry between Kitty and Colette, I couldn’t stand when their crossfire hit other characters. It was interesting to see what they would do next, but it seemed awfully unfair when others, especially Carlton, took the brunt of the hit.
Once again, everyone except Charlie and Astrid is the absolute worst. Michael is complete garbage and gets worse with every imaginary breath he takes. Also, using Isabel’s mental illness as an excuse for her poor behaviour seemed like lazy writing. Although I’m not so naive that I believe wealthy people are ever held accountable for their actions, I don’t know why I’m consistently disappointed that the ones in this series continue to get away with awful behaviour.
As I’ve said before, when reviewing this series, representation is important. I wish more ‘normal’ people had been represented here, not just this twisted, wealthy view of the world.
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