Release Date: March 15, 2018
The Gunners are a group of six childhood friends from Lackawanna, New York. Together they congregate for hours at an old abandoned house whose mailbox provides the group namesake “ The Gunners”. At sixteen, Sally exits the group without an explanation. The members are baffled by her actions but continue to meet until the end of high school. Fifteen years later, the group finally reconnects for Sally’s funeral.
They spend a weekend together reminiscing about their youth and sharing more recent gossip from their lives. Mikey, who still resides in Buffalo was closest to Sally and is still seeking answers about why she abandoned them. Each member begins to share their own private observations and many mysteries begin to unwind.
I enjoyed The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman with its detailed characters and complex childhood revelations. It is a story about friendship, family and overcoming life’s obstacles.