The Boy in the Black Suit

By | December 10, 2017
The Boy in the Black Suit Author Jason Reynolds
ISBN-10 1442459514
ISBN-13 9781442459519
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book Just when seventeen year old Matt thinks he cant handle one more piece of terrible news he meets a girl whos dealt with a lot moreand who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him downin this vivid satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief redemption and grace Kirkus Reviews from the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Awardwinning author of When I Was the Greatest Matt wears a black suit every day No not because his mom diedalthough she did and it sucks But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket and he needs the income since his dad cant handle the bills or anything really on his own So while Dads snagging bottles of whiskey Matts snagging fifteen bucks an hour Not bad But everything else Not good Then Matt meets Lovey Crazy name and shes been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine Yet Lovey never cries Shes tough Really tough Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be Which is maybe why hes drawn to her and definitely why he cant seem to shake her Because theres nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your lonelinessand who can maybe even help take it away

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