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The Boy in the Black Suit

Jason Reynolds

An honest and emotional look at loss and relationships from NYTimes bestselling author Jason Reynolds.

12 in stock

£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571356126
Date Published
01.08.2019
Delivery
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Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace.

Kirkus
Critic Reviews

The realistic setting and character-driven tale keeps readers turning the pages of this winner.

School Library Journal
Critic Reviews

Captures the heart and humor of multigenerational black urban experience.

Bulletin
Critic Reviews

A lovely book, very positive and affirmative, with terrific characters.

Armadillo
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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…

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