The boy in the black suit

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 4.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 760L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e4299006-123c-4175-6c59-b238429418a7
Grouping Title boy in the black suit
Grouping Author reynolds jason
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-20 15:51:37PM
Last Indexed 2019-03-20 15:52:52PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.8
auth_author2 Allen, Corey.
author Reynolds, Jason.
author2-role Allen, Corey.|Narrator, Recorded Books, Inc.
author_display Reynolds, Jason
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Madison, Madison Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Teen Fiction, Madison - Teen Fiction, Main Library - Teen Fiction
display_description Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id e4299006-123c-4175-6c59-b238429418a7
isbn 9781442459502, 9781442459519, 9781442459526, 9781490658834
item_details MackinVIA:MLM03704929|MLM03704929|MackinVIA|Online MackinVIA|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|MackinVIA||||Available Online||MackinVIA||, RBdigital eAudiobooks:rbdZ09899|rbdZ09899|RBdigital eAudiobooks|Online RBdigital eAudiobooks|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|RBdigital eAudiobooks||||Available Online||RBdigital eAudiobooks||, ils:CARL0000452792|35192046981340|Main Library - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Reynold|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000452792|35192046981357|Madison - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Reynold|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MA||, ils:CARL0000452792|35192046981365|Main Library - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Reynold|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000452792|35192048847887|Green Hills - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Reynold|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02103944|Harris Hillman - Adaptive Books|ADAPTED BOOK F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||65397||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02107798|Ruby Major Elementary - Kids Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||29522||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02119800|East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||63290||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02138181|West End Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||4V770||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02138182|West End Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4V770||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02166871|Independence Academy - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||7G457||, ils:CARL0000452792|A02167171|Independence Academy - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||7G457||, ils:CARL0000452792|B00757411|West End Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4V770||, ils:CARL0000452792|B00757571|J F Kennedy Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4H498||, ils:CARL0000452792|B00759024|Glencliff High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||64325||, ils:CARL0000452792|FF00106003|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|REAL F REY|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||67440||, ils:CARL0000452792|FF00178596|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F Rey|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000452792|FF00179396|Apollo Middle - Teen Fiction|F Rey|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||4P577||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084743|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084744|Maplewood High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084746|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084747|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084748|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084751|Stratford High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6H705||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084754|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084756|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084759|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||6D532||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084801|Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4N555||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084802|Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||4M551||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084804|John Early Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||49285||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084805|Margaret Allen Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||40100||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084806|McMurray Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4K540||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084807|Wright Middle - Teen Fiction|REAL F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4X805||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084808|Jere Baxter Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||43120||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084809|Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4S612||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084811|Apollo Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4P577||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084813|Dupont Hadley Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||47270||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084814|Hill, H. G. Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||4F434||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084815|Gra-Mar Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4C365||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084817|Joelton Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4G470||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084819|Croft Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||45238||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084820|Rose Park Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4T675||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084821|Haynes Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4D400||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084823|Harris Hillman - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||65397||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084824|Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||41111||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084830|Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||48275||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084831|Cameron College Prep - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||71181||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084833|Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4M551||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084834|Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084835|Litton Middle - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4I510||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084836|Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4E410||, ils:CARL0000452792|MK10084909|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000452792|TT00007547|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000452792|TT00008861|Whites Creek High - Teen Fiction|F REY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6I787||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-03-20T20:52:52.967Z
lexile_code HL: High-Low
lexile_score 760
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog YA Fiction Reynold
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781442459519
publishDate 2015
record_details MackinVIA:MLM03704929|eBook|eBook||English|Atheneum Books for Young Readers,|[2015]|1 online resource (255 pages), RBdigital eAudiobooks:rbdZ09899|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Recorded Books ;|2015, p2014.|1 online resource (7 hr., 48 min.), ils:CARL0000452792|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Atheneum Books for Young Readers,|2015.|255 pages ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000452792 35192046981357 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000452792 35192048847887 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000452792 35192046981365 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000452792 35192046981340 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
RBdigital eAudiobooks:rbdZ09899 rbdZ09899 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet African American teenagers -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2016, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Families -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn -- Fiction, Funeral homes -- Fiction, Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Grief in adolescence -- Fiction, JUVENILE FICTION / General, Juvenile fiction
title_display The boy in the black suit
title_full Boy in the black suit / Jason Reynolds, The boy in the black suit / Jason Reynolds, The boy in the black suit [electronic resource] / Jason Reynolds
title_short The boy in the black suit
topic_facet African American teenagers, African Americans, Coretta Scott King honor book, Electronic books, Families, Family life, Funeral homes, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Grief, Grief in adolescence, JUVENILE FICTION / General, Juvenile fiction