The Boy in the Black Suit

ISBN
9780571356126
Published
01/08/2019
9780571356126
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
272

About the Book

Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died – although 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 can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she's been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness – and who can maybe even help take it away.
Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died – although 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 can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she's been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness – and who can maybe even help take it away.
  • Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds is a critically acclaimed American writer and poet and winner of the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers.

    From Jason: 'Here's what I know: I know there are a lot – A LOT – of young people who hate reading. I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom. So here's what I plan to do: NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS.'

    This is the first of his books to be published in the UK. jasonwritesbooks.com @jasonreynolds83

“A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace.”
- Kirkus
“The realistic setting and character-driven tale keeps readers turning the pages of this winner.”
- School Library Journal

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