THE BUFFALO TREE

Adam Rapp, Author . HarperTempest $6.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-06-001226-7

A 12-year-old boy recounts his day-to-day battles in a juvenile detention center. "Graphic images and a narrative heavily seasoned with slang and expletives make Sura's hellish story all the more real and immediate," said PW. Ages 12-up. (May)