Finger Guns is a deceptively brave story about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids.
A young white kid runs around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. A young girl of color fires a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. These two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. Finger Guns is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness.