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The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit (Hardback)

By Reynolds, Jason

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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 wry, gritty novel from the author of When ...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. She's got a crazy name, and she's been through more crazy 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.
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ISBN 9781442459502
Released AU 6 Jan 2015
Publisher Atheneum
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781442459502
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atheneum
Imprint Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Released 6 Jan 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Reynolds, Jason
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 340g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Family life - New York (State), African Americans, Grief, Funeral rites and ceremonies, African American teenagers
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult