The Boy in the Black Suit
The Boy in the Black Suit
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The Boy in the Black Suit

Written by Jason Reynolds
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12 - 18
Reading age
272
Page count
247
Words per page
760L
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Jan 6, 2015
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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. 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 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. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781442459502
    Publication Date
    January 6, 2015
    Publisher
    Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    272
    Words Per Page
    246.9889705882353
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    12 - 18 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014001493
    Lexile® Level
    760L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.8
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    10
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    171390
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG+

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