Rooftop

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Viking, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 199 pages
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Clay is committed to cleaning up his act. He's at Daytop, a drug treatment facility, working towards getting his GED and kicking his drug habit. Then one day his estranged cousin, Addison, shows up at the program. Addison's a bigger, bolder version of Clay: he's older, he's into harder drugs, and he's in more trouble.That trouble comes to a head one tragic night on a rooftop when Addison is shot by the police as Clay stands just a few steps away. Addison wasn't armed. He didn't deserve to die. But was he completely innocent? And what will prove more difficult for ClayŚliving a lie, or facing the truth?

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User Review  - BA Wilson - Goodreads

At first you think this is a story about a tragic death. Underneath that, you realize that this book discusses the politics of crime and the legal system. It is a good story with some heavy topics, but it is pretty easy to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Alvord - Goodreads

I gave this book a 4 star rating because I couldn't stop reading after the beginning. The beginning I will admit was slow but started getting extremely interesting afterwards. Reading this book was ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.

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