Ketchup Clouds (Paperback)
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Ketchup Clouds (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/07/2013
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Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2013

Ketchup Clouds tells the story of one teenage girl with a very big secret.

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. Or lies. Or murder.

Full of both heartache and humour, Zoe tells her story in the only way she can - in letters to the man in prison in America. Armed with a pen, Zoe takes a deep breath, eats a jam sandwich, and begins her tale of love and betrayal.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781780620312
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It's a moving and ultimately highly compassionate tale. To be human is to err, after all.' - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

'I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for an invigorating, coming-of-age book. The young adult category can often come off as whiney and "woe is me" but this book proves that that is not always the case, even when the main character does have a lot to whine about. There are good authors of every genre if you just know where to look and Annabel Pitcher is one of them.' - The Guardian

'Annabel Pitcher presents a harrowing tale of a girl learning to deal with love, family, remorse and grief. Through a mixture of her hilarious, sweet and honest confessions, Zoe comes to life on the page.' - Teenreads

'Blending powerful emotion and darkness with ironic humour, it is a gripping and moving story about secrets, lies and growing up. Sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes wistful, often funny and always compassionate, this is a beautifully-crafted and unexpected coming-of-age story that will win readers' hearts.' - Booktrust

'This is a clever, multi-layered book. It's heartstoppingly sweet, very sad, and very, very real. Everyone should take notes on how to write a love story from this gorgeous novel because I believed every word. And, of course, I cried.
Highly recommended.' - The Bookbag

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rhythmpantherxo

“A unique read!”

'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,... More

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Joe at Doncaster

“Entertaining, well-paced and powerful.”

I've had a copy of this book since it won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize but it took it being chosen for Book of the Month for July for me to get around to reading it and I really wish I'd have... More

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Emma Prince at Portsmouth

“Jaw dropping!”

I was a huge fan of Pitcher’s debut, ‘My Sister Lives on a Mantelpiece’, and didn’t quite know if she could follow up such a ground breaking book for teens. However, she nailed it perfectly.
‘Ketchup Clouds’ is a... More

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