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Volponi, Paul. Rooftop. New York: Penguin Group, 2006. Print.
Annotation: Clay is the only one who knows what really happened on the roof the night his cousin Addison was killed. There are people all around who want Clay to tell it their way, he needs to decide if he should tell the truth or what people want to hear.
Clay got caught smoking pot so his parents send him to Daytop, a drug treatment program that replaces school. While there he meets back up with a cousin who he lost touch with. Clay and his cousin Addison bond instantly. But tragedy strikes and Addison is shot dead by police on a rooftop with Clay next to him. Clay is left with the pain of his cousin's death and the fire storm of politics that Addison's death triggers. It is up to Clay to figure out what is right and to make the choice between truth and lies.
ALA Best Book Young Adult
ALA Quick Pick Award
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age