Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off.
I know I’m late to this party but you know the saying! Better late than never!! I just need more posts to…well post and this one seemed fun. 🙂 So, I’m joining it at about 10:30 p.m. haha. I used a random number generator on google to pick the book on my Goodreads TBR. 🙂
The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Synopsis: 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 wry, gritty novel from the 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. 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.
Published: January 6th 2015
My Thoughts: I remember why I added this to my TBR haha. It’s because it sounds deep and depressing but also hopeful. If you’re new here then you may not know that depressing books are some of my favorites haha it’s just what it is. This one sounds really good though and I definitely would like to read it sometime soon maybe.
Would you read this book? Comment below 🙂