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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  - Christian Garcia - Goodreads

Clay and Addison were the best of cousins, but when something happens to Addison, it turns Clay's life upside down. Rooftop is a realistic fiction book that gives you an insight to the life of these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Raheem Naughty - Goodreads

Rooftop by Paul Volponi is the definition of a page turner, every page left me wanting to read more and more. The book was about two boy cousins by the name of Clay and Addison. they were separated at ... 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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