Review – The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Book Review - The Boy In The Black Suit
Book Review - The Boy In The Black Suit

When Life is Challenging…

Reading the the audiobook version of The Boy in the Black Suit, I am introduced to 17-year-old Matt Miller, a young man grappling with the loss of his mother. Matt’s journey is one of bereavement but also of hope, themes that resonate deeply with me, in the context of the recent pandemic. Matt finds solace in his job at a funeral home, where he becomes the eponymous “boy in the black suit.” His father, drowning his sorrows in alcohol, leaves Matt to shoulder the family’s financial burdens.

…what do you do?

Matt’s growth is evident as he navigates his grief and forms a bond with Lovey, a girl who has faced her own share of losses. Lovey serves as a beacon of resilience and hope, helping Matt see that life can go on, even after unimaginable tragedy. Narrated by Corey Allen, the audiobook captures the nuances of Matt’s emotional journey, making it a compelling listen.

Why you should read this book

The story is not just about loss but also about finding community and understanding, even in the most unlikely places. It’s a narrative that offers a comforting hand to those who have experienced loss, making it a poignant and timely listen.

4 Stars - Really Liked It
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