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Boy in the Black Suit (Reprint) (Paperback) (Jason Reynolds)

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Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author ofWhen I Was the Greatest.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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Death + Dying, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Jason Reynolds
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2016
TCIN: 50427459
UPC: 9781442459519
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-7773
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