SONG OF THE BUFFALO BOY by Sherry Garland (1992). I wonder if Sherry is related to Dorothy Garland? I love her book as much as I enyed this one. NO sex involved as 17 year old Loi runs away from home to avoid marrying a horrible army officer find her American father. She ends up in Ho Chi Minh City where she waits for her one true love Khai the Buffalo Boy whom she wants to marry. This story is suitable for preteens since it has no sex and very little violence.