Everything you need to understand or teach The Boy in the Black Suit by Reynolds, Jason .
The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds, is the story of Matt Miller, a high school senior who is learning to cope with his mother's death. Matt discovers that the drama of high school is actually a trivial matter as he begins a new job at a funeral home. He also begins a new relationship. Ultimately, Matt learns that he can cope with his grief, and he finds hope for a bright future. The main themes of the novel are the uncertainty of life, coping with grief, and the effects of violence.