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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 Clay—living a lie, or facing the truth?

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User Review  - azjhajm - LibraryThing

This book was amazing. I really had doubts about it at first, but it just kept going. The description of the book was not all that great for the book. Though this is not a short read it is an easy ... Read full review

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User Review  - elizabethholloway - LibraryThing

Clay and Addison are cousins. They both live in the projects. They are both in rehab. However, their path out of rehab will be quite different. Clay, who has been in the Daytop program for awhile has ... Read full review


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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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