Rooftop

From Teen Book Reviewer
author: Volponi, Paul
Rooftop
Paul Volponi, author of Black and White, indulges the reader in this historical fiction novel entitled Rooftop.  This story is about two cousins who live a life of crime and drugs in the projects of New York City.  After many years of separation due to family conflict, the two are reunited in a rehabilitation program.  They learn how to control their lives and how to stay away from the temptation of drugs.  But that does not stop Clay’s cousin Addison from getting killed by three police officers.  This leaves Clay in a tight spot.  He can tell the truth and let the murder be unavenged or he can fall under the pressure of those around him and tell the jury a lie that would put one man behind bars for a very long time.  This story uses slang, but it is pretty easy to follow.  It was intense and gave the reader a good sense of what happened that night on top of the Ravenswood Houses.