The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Matt’s mother died of breast cancer, and his father has turned to drinking heavily, leaving Matt alone to deal with his grief. Even his friends treat him differently. Matt uses his experience at his funeral home job to help him cope with the loss of his mother. Just before he begins his new job, he meets someone who has lost even more — and is stronger than he could have ever imagined. Can Matt find joy again with the help of the strange girl with whom he has so much in common?