The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

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Originally Published on January 6, 2015

“It was like all of a sudden high school became… high school. A bunch of immature, irresponsible teens who felt invincible only because they’d never really been through nothing. The ones who had didn’t act like everybody else.”

“He was always so on point. So together. But he also always had his wife around to keep him that way.”

‘I flip a card, then you a flip a card,’ he explained, and waited for me to turn my first card. A six. His was a ten. ‘Sometimes I win’— he raked the cards off to the side, close to him–‘and sometimes,’ he continued while flipping another one, ‘I can lose and lose and lose and I don’t know why. But there’s nothing I can do but just keep flipping the cards. Eventually, I’ll win again.’

“She would shoot her eyes over at me really quick hoping I wouldn’t see her looking. But I caught her every time, because I was looking at her, too.”

Can I ask u something? I read her latest text again. I responded, a little nervous, just because whenever someone asks if they can ask you something, there’s always a sucker punch in the nuts right behind it.”

“It’s amazing how you know when a room has light in it, even when you have your eyes closed. Light always wins.”


Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Goodreads Rating: 3.95/5 stars
My Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

XO, Hunida

11 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

  1. Wow the synopsis is interesting. I love this quote “She would shoot her eyes over at me really quick hoping I wouldn’t see her looking. But I caught her every time, because I was looking at her, too.”

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    1. Haha yeah, it’s really just a Young Adult’s novel that talks about grief and teenage love. It’s probably more suitable for a teenager but, I still love YA novels lol. 😛

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion. I don’t usually add page numbers because people read their books in all kinds of different formats so the quotes fall on different pages for each one.

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