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Ketchup Clouds

A Novel
Pitcher, Annabel (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ketchup Clouds
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Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
Authors: Pitcher, Annabel
Title: Ketchup clouds
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: 261 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Originally published: London : Orion Pub., 2012.
Summary: Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
ISBN: 031624676X
9780316246767
Statement of Responsibility: by Annabel Pitcher
Subject Headings: England Fiction. Bath (England) Fiction. Letters Fiction. Secrets Fiction. Family life England Fiction. Grief Fiction. Guilt Fiction. England Fiction. Bath (England) Fiction. Letters Fiction. Secrecy Fiction. Families England Fiction. Grief Fiction. Guilt Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Topical Term: Letters
Secrets
Family life
Grief
Guilt
Letters
Secrecy
Families
Grief
Guilt
LCCN: 2012044116
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Apr 14, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book. The entire book is a series of letters that Zoe writes to a convicted murder who is sentenced to death. She admits to being a murderer and reveals the a little bit of the story in each letter. I found myself thinking that I would just read one more letter before putting the book down. Its a quick read.

"Fifteen-year-old Zoe can't help but blame herself when her stormy relationship with two brothers -- Max, whom she dated, and Aaron, whom she loved -- ends in a tragic death. Unable to contain her grief and guilt, she pours out her heart in a series of letters to the only person she thinks might understand: a murderer on Death Row. Clues about who died and how Zoe was involved are revealed at a deliberate, deliciously suspenseful pace in this wry, insightful, and deeply felt page-turner. For another intriguing confession laced with doomed romance, check out The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan." Teen Scene February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8a08e81d-ac97-440e-96bf-f540fa04887e?postId=e2010111-5bc0-46cc-8cac-949874a1f8c0

Feb 05, 2013
  • Lotte_ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ketchup clouds is a heart wrenching book, I really enjoyed it, I can't really explain why but it was an extremely well written book and I encourage many teens to read this book :)

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Feb 06, 2014
  • readsalot80 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Zoe is a teenager who lives in Bath, England who finds a pen pal on line. The man she picks is on Texas death row for killing his wife. As she writes him letters, you discover her secret that she thinks only this man can understand. This is a well written book that can be enjoyed by both teenagers and adults.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • SlotFather rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

That's not how you're going to live, Bird Girl. Not on my account. Spread those strong wings of yours. Fly.

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