Ketchup Clouds (Hardback)

Annabel Pitcher

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13 years +

Winner of Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2013.

Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets... My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece author Annabel Pitcher's Ketchup Clouds is an intriguing novel for children aged 12 and over.


Product Details

  • Product code: KET2
  • ISBN: 9781780620305
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 20.4cm x 13.6cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Book points: 3

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Fantastic! -

I've read about 13 books in the last 3 months and this was one of the best. I loved it! It had a unique storyline which had never really been touched before. I would recommend this to any girl aged 13 or over who wants a really good read. This was the first book I had ever read by Annabel Pitcher and she has now become my favourite author. The best book I've read in ages!

Sasha , Fri Nov 22 16:25:28 GMT 2013

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Interesting -

This book drew all my attention in but wasn't quite what I expected. The build-up to the plot was actually very interesting and cleverly written but the end and the most important bit of the story was a bit of a disappointment. On the whole, a great book. I'd advise anyone to read it if you're interested in that type of genre.

Ishrat , Mon May 27 12:34:19 BST 2013

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Ketchup Clouds -

A very absorbing book, until the very end. It seemed to run out of steam and the ending was unsatisfying. There was never a response from the death row inmate, so why did "Zoe" not just write a diary? Having said that, I'm sure teenagers will love it. (I'm a school librarian.)

Tina , Thu May 09 09:20:55 BST 2013

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Unexpected -

I really didn't think that this book was going to be so good! It is very intriguing and page-turning. I would recommend this book for children aged 12+ who love to read. Also it really makes me want to read her other books!

Lulu Daisy , Mon May 06 09:58:17 BST 2013

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Sic Transit Gloria -

Wonderful idea, promising start, reasonably engaging development, but a largely unresolved resolution (if you can have such a thing) disappoints. The mysterious death row inmate fails to impact the storyline and serves only as the basis for tasteless observations by a protagonist who appears to entirely lack the empathy she is herself seeking. The idea of a young girl writing to such a man is an excellent premise, and certainly enticed me to read the book, but she really might as well have shredded her letters for all that it is developed.

The secret she is concealing is more serious than I imagined, and it seems unfeasible that she - and particularly the other individual implicated in events - would or even could have concealed their actions. Even after all is revealed, loose ends are left trailing - is Annabel Pitcher contemplating some kind of sequel?

Serious subject matter deserves to be dealt with sensitively - imaginatively, certainly - but above all, seriously.

ReaditTeachit , Thu May 02 18:21:42 BST 2013

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