Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book started out making me laugh, and I immediately liked the author's style of writing. It is very realistic, you can hear the voices of the characters as they walk down the street, or down the hall in school. Matt, the main character, has suffered the loss of his mother. He is trying to deal with the grief, and still must contend with high school. He is befriended by Mr. Ray, the owner of the funeral home that took care of his mom's funeral. It's a good thing, because Matt's dad is not handling the death of his wife. He has started to drink, and is becoming an embarrassment to Matt. Matt takes a part-time job at the funeral home, and he meets an interesting girl, named Love. Their lives have crossed once before, but they didn't know it.
I liked Mr. Ray a lot, and Matt was cool. I hope some mature 8th graders will give it a chance.

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