Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

Free Food for Millionaires is the story of Casey Han, the daughter of Korean immigrants who live and work in Queens, New York. Casey's parents have given her everything they possibly could to help her succeed in life, including a Princeton education. But Casey wants more. Lots more.

This is a very long novel, (562 pages) made up mostly of Casey trying to find herself as a young woman living and (sometimes) working in the Financial District of New York City. We read about her friends (mostly rich), her culture (which she does not always follow), and her love life (lives).

The chapters about her family and the Korean culture are very interesting, but Casey herself is not. That being said, if you like stories about "making it on your own" in the big city, this certainly fits that criteria. If you can stand a lot of whining.


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