The Descendants By Kaui Hart Hemmings The King family are descendants of Hawaiian royalty. They own an enormous amount of land in Hawaii that is proposed for sale to be developed. Joanie King is Matt's beautiful, outgoing, wife who enjoys life in the fast lane until she is in a horrible boating accident and falls into a coma. Matt, who is normally at work as a busy local attorney is left to his own devices making family decisions and caring for their two daughters, Scottie, a feisty, fresh 10 year old and Alex, a feisty, fresh 17 year old who was recently banished to boarding school after getting caught doing drugs. Together these three bond as they never have before and search for the truth. The truth to their mother's life, loves and what their future will be like without her. It has been a long time since I could NOT PUT A BOOK DOWN! But this heart wrenching, funny, twisted story was incredibly real and touching. Now of course I will have to see the movie but after reading this amazing novel it is perfectly clear that Matt should be played by George Clooney. Highly recommend this read.