Sunday, September 30, 2012
Reading: The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Descendants is about a man named Matt King who's wife is in a coma after a water accident. Matt has just found out that his wife is not going to wake up and now has to tell his two daughters and everyone close to him so they can say their goodbyes. This is the same time his oldest daughter decides to tell him that his wife has been cheating on him. Matt then decides to go on a journey with his daughters and his oldest daughter's friend named Sid to hunt his wife's lover down while he also goes on a journey of self-discovery. Kinda sounds cheesy when I put it that way but it's actually quite lovely. Throughout this entire process Matt also feels the pressure from his family to sign an important document which will give away acres of land and give him and his cousins big bucks.
Overall, I liked the book and recommend it for everyone to read. It was really good. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.