cover image The Buffalo Tree

The Buffalo Tree

Adam Rapp / Author HarperTrophy $11 (192p) ISBN 978-0-06-44071

A 12-year-old boy recounts his day-to-day battles in a juvenile detention center. Graphic images and a first-person narration heavy with slang and expletives make the novel ""real and immediate,"" said PW. Ages 12-up. (Oct.)