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Ketchup Clouds

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by Annabel Pitcher

So far we have received 30 reviews of Ketchup Clouds. You can read them below.

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Reasons you should read Ketchup Clouds:
-It's brilliant.
-There's an inevitable DEATH!
-It's by Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives On The
Mantelpiece (if you haven't read it, you should remedy that
ASAP.)
-Love triangle. (Oooooh!)
-It's awesome.

Ketchup Clouds is a story told through a series of letters
written by the protagonist, "Zoe", to a man on Death Row who
killed his wife. "Zoe" is a sassy, sweet, awesome girl who just
happens to have killed someone and gotten away with it. She
begins to write the letters as she feels guilty and as she
continues it's like she has to tell it to relieve her shoulders
from the weight of it.

My favourite character is Lauren because she come across as a
cheeky, rebellious, funny teen and I think I would get along
with her. Too bad she's fictional, *sigh* all the best people
are.

My least liked character is "Zoe's" mother as she nags and nags
"Zoe" about the future and won't let her live in the present.
Also, she is adamant that "Zoe" is going to get a career in law
and everytime "Zoe" says that she wants to be an author,
"Zoe's" mother dismisses the idea and says that would be
impractical. Ugh.

I seriously could not put this book down, reading till I was
falling asleep. Ketchup Clouds is a great book and it had me
hooked. It made me feel emotions. I recommend that everybody
read it.

Marks out of 10: 8

Maggie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Its amazing! I loved it, I was crying. It was that good

Marks out of 10: 10

Hannah from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This is a great book for anyone that likes a bit of romamce
with a hint of mystery once you start reading you can't put the
book down I would highly recommend this book to ages 11+.

Marks out of 10: 10

Scarlett from Year 8, Hayfield School:

Ketchup Clouds is a FAB book!

It's about a girl who uses the name of Zoe Collins while
writing to a man in America who is on 'Death Row'; Zoe explains
that she has done something wrong and she has got away with
it...

My favorite character in the book is 7-year-old Dot, Zoe's
sister, who is deaf; she has a bubbly characteristic and is
always happy!

I really enjoyed this book; I could not stop reading Ketchup
Clouds because it was quite dramatic and you never knew what
might happen next!


Marks out of 10: 10

jessica from Year 5, Danum Academy:

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher is an amazing read, which I
was sorry to finish!

Zoe is fifteen years old. She was caught in a love triangle
between two boys. To complicate things further, those two boys
are brothers Aaron and Max. When Max finds out about this,
drunk, he stumbles and falls into a river and drowns. Could
Aaron and Zoe (actually called Alice) have saved him? Zoe
thinks they could have, so she cannot talk about it with her
parents, her sisters or Aaron, so she writes to a criminal on
death row in Texas, who repeatedly stabbed is wife to death,
shot a neighbour in the head and then turned himself in.

No matter what genres you enjoy, read this book as it may
change your mind!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Owen from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This story is told in the first person by Alice (Zoe), which is
good because it feels like she is saying the words. Its a
letter so its set at diffeernt times and talks about the past.
Alice did something wrong and got away with it. Someone called
Stuart who did the same thing is on death row, so she writes to
him about what happened. It is a sad story. I didn't like the
character of Sandra because she cried all the time and didn't
leave Zoe alone. The theme of the story is teenagers and their
feelings and realtionships. I'd give it eight out of ten
because it had some language in it that I did not like.

Marks out of 10: 8

Emily from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

this is a really good book but the first 50 padges are really
not the best and rhen after page 50 i was hooked. i recomend
this book to people who like a thrilling boooks and mystery
books. i gave is a 8/10 because the beging let the book down.

Marks out of 10: 8

from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I like this book but it takes alot of time to get into, but
i'll tell you something it's worth it. It's all the secrets
that are untold during the letters in the story leading up to
the final big secret. There's also the fact that the character
is named Zoe throughout the book nwhen her real name is... well
i'll let you read that for yourself.

Marks out of 10: 8

Holly from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Ketchup Clouds is about a fifteen year old girl named Zoe but
in majority of the book she changes her name to Alice so that
she can remain unknown. The book is written in letters which
she sends to a man who is going to be executed for murdering
his wife. Zoe writes to him because he believes that they can
relate as they have both murdered someone and not meant to, she
writes the letters as it helps

My favorite character is Aaron because he believes that no one
can stand in his way and that he will only make decision when
the answer comes to him, i believe this in inspirational.

This book reached out to me as it stands out this book is truly
amazing and if you haven't read it already you need to pick it
up!

Marks out of 10: 10

Jessica-Lea from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This book is really quite good. I enjoyed reading it as it
intrigued me from start to end. Plus, to make it more
interesting, its wrote as letters to a prisoner in America.
Will Alice Jones(AKA Zoe) pick between Aaron and Max and to
make matters worse, there brothers!!! Read Ketchup Clouds to
find out ;-)

Marks out of 10: 8

Jessica-Lea from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

Great book! I really quite enjoyed this book but it was
definitely for older readers. It wasen't how I expected it to
be but that didn't matter. Will Alice Jones(AKA Zoe) pick
between Aaron and Max? To make matters worse, their brothers!
Read Ketchup Clouds to find out ;-)

Marks out of 10: 8

Daisey from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This was a great book and I would love to read more of the
Annabel Pitcher's books. I must say i was sceptical about it
but it was bril. Its a series of letters to a man on death row
(Stuart) from "Zoe" needing to get a massive weight of her
shoulders. It follows her in the present and past in segments
. My favourite character is Aaron for reasons I cant give or it
will ruin the story line also I like Dot she's so sweet and
cute. I would recommend this to everyone over 12 because it
mentions older issues . Overall a great book 9.9

Marks out of 10: 9

Isabel from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

this book is a good story for secondary students. I think a
year 6 pupil could read it but it is better for secondary. it
useses a really good writing technique and only gives away a
little at a time. Because there are 2 main boys you are
constantly wondering which one is going to die. Really good
book and definately has a chance of winning!

Marks out of 10: 10

TRUDI from Year 8, Hayfield School:

SO GOOD I WOULD MAKE IT INTO A FLIM YESSSSSSSSSSSS PLEASE
:-)))))))))))))))

Marks out of 10: 10

Christopher from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

Ketchup Clouds is a brilliantly crafted book with a range of
very proffessioal and effective story-writing techniques. it
would suit anyone of high school age. Zoe is the fake name for
a girl, who in her eyes was responsible for the death of a boy
of roughly the same age. She does not tell anyone this, except
for a prisoner who's story she found online. In letters
addressed to this man ahe tells the story, in an attempt to:
a) confide in someone and b) try to take the prisoners' mind of
his forthcoming lethal injection.

Good skill and a gripping storyboard have come together to
create an all-round brilliant read.

Marks out of 10: 9

Rachel from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

Ketchup Clouds is about a girl called Alice (but in letters
called Zoe) who finds out about a prisoner who knows all about
secrets. Soon she starts to send letters to this criminal,
desperate to get out her terrible secret. A moving story about
love and hate. I liked it because didn’t know what happened
to who until the end. It is aimed at people who like books
about love and stories that are a little bit sad.

Marks out of 10: 6

Dionne from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

This book is a thrilling and gripping emotional rollercoaster.
Zoe, the main character, has a deep, dark secret that she must
confess. She decides that the only person who will understand
her guilt and anguish is none other than a murderer on death
row in Texas. These are her letters to him. Will she pluck up
the courage to reveal all to a complete stranger? Read this to
find out.

Marks out of 10: 10

laura from Year 8, Hall Cross Academy:

the book used strong language and had a great story line filled
with murder, mystery and romance. I have already suggested that
our book club members read it.

Marks out of 10: 9

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I like this book but it takes alot of time to get into. I could
not put this book down after I got into it. I would like to
read it again. I recommended it to my cousin and she loves it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of
murder, mystery and a bit of romance.

Marks out of 10: 9

Kalli from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

This book is one of the books i read when not reading others.

i was first appeled by the name as it got me wondering what it
could be about but then i saw the auther and read it. I loved
it so much i got books in the same style and auther.

The book i can not say a word or i'll spoil it i loved that
much plus the fact i say the wrong parts but its about a girl
who has done something wrong and wants to tell someone but in
the beginning we dont know what shes done or what her name is.

at first i thought it was boring and didnt quite get it but at
about page 30 i thought it got really intresting.I think it
would have been better if we had responces from the person she
writes to but all in all it was a great book.

i would recomend this to anyone.It's a MUST READ!!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Helen from Year 5, De Warenne Academy:

Ketchup Clouds is a brilliant book. The way the story is set
out is quite good. I think it would have been even better if
there were replies to the letters. At first i didn't get why i
was called Ketchup Clouds at first but as i read on, it came to
me. I ranked it 8/10 because of the title but all together it
was fantastic. I would recommend it to teens because of the
language and actions in it. It was amazing to get into.

Marks out of 10: 8

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

'Ketchup Clouds' is a really interesting book about a girl who
writes to a prisoner on death row. She has a secret that she
feels guilty about.

My favourite character is Dot. Dot is Zoe's little sister who
is deaf. She is my favourite character because she can't tell
what people are saying a lot of the time. This means that she
has to use sign language to communicate with her friends and
family.

I recommend this book to high school children and people who
like a mystery. This book is quite dark but it has some funny
parts aswell and keeps you guessing until the end.

Marks out of 10: 6

Elizabeth from Year 7, Adwick Park Junior School:

Ketchup Clouds is a A-M-A-Z-I-N-G book EVER! Because there is a
love triangle, mystery, PAGE TURNER and a hint of humor but
before anything this is ONLY for people in High School because
a hint of rude me.
!!!!!!!READ IF YOU CAN!!!!!!! (asap.)

Marks out of 10: 10

Rubie from Year 7, Hayfield School:

Ketchup Clouds is a great book for teenagers that love a
mystery but also a romance. This amazing book is all about a
teenage girl who has fallen in love with two boys and they are
brothers! She faces many problems along the way and has some
fun too. However this girl has done a terrible thing, something
that is ruining her life, that has changed her life
completely.Now i wont ruin the rest of the story for you
because then you wont want to read it an i advise you to.
overall this book is an excelent read and i have enjoyed
tucking up at night and travelling to the world of 'Zoe' for 20
minuetes so all i can say is i have loved reading this
fantastic book and i would recommend reading it !

Marks out of 10: 9

Rowan from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was amazing it was full of love and emotion just
perfect inside. This book is about Zoe a 15 year old girl who
is taken by storm by a deadly thing she has done. Zoe is
writing to Stuart a prisoner on death row, She meets and falls
in love with Max until she meets Aaron, she then becomes good
friends with Aaron. Max begins to spread a topless picture
around causing Zoe to be embaresed. Zoe aquires Aaron's
number. In Zoe's mind there is akward tension however to find
out what the tension is read the book..

I will give this book 9/10 as it was missing one thing it was a
very very good book however the story of her writing to Stuart
goes on for a while but overall the nessgae inside is very good
and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a real story with a
detailed inside message.
Overall read the book it is a fantastic book,

-Rowan

Marks out of 10: 9

catrina from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I enjoyed the book and i would definetly read it again my
favouite character was zoe collins.Iwould reccomend it to
people who love mystery books.

Marks out of 10: 5

Daniel from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I enjoyed this book a lot. It's basically about a 15 year old
girl who murdered someone sending letter's to someone on death
row explaining how and why she "murdered" him. Oh, and the
reason she's sending the letter's is because of guilt.

I thought that the book left me not knowing what was going to
happen next which is a very good thing because it made me want
to carry on reading!

Marks out of 10: 9

Tina from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I would give this book 10 out of 10 because it really exciting
and I could'nt wait to hear what happened next. This book was
all about a girl who has a dark and terrible secret that she
dares confess to no one. But one day she hears of a criminal on
death row who knows all about secrets and lies and betrayal.
Desperate to confide in someone, Zoe picks up a pen and it
shows the letters she wrote. I think it was really instersting
because it had a lot of describing words. I would give this
book to 11 to 16 year old because its hard but very instering
and you can learn al ot from it.

Marks out of 10: 10

Luke from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

Ketchup clouds is a book about a girl caled Zoe Collins who has
a dark and terrible secret that she dares confess to nobody.
Her secret is awful but she's too scared to confesss. Zoe hears
of a criminal on Death Row and he knows al about secets, lies
and even betrayel. Desperate to tell someoe, Zoe puts pen to
paper...

In my personal opinion, Ketchup Clouds isn't a book I would
normall read. It's about a irl with a deep, dark secet that she
doesn't want anone to know. She writes letters to a criminal on
Deah Row who knows everything about secrets, lies and betrayel.
However, I would definaely recommend this book for anyone who's
looking for an inviorating, coming ae of book.

Zoe Collins is just like any other fifteen yea old girl. She
goes to school, hangs out with her friends and dreams to become
an author. In the previous year though, she killed someone she
loved. The guilt is destroying her so she writes the first of
many leters to a criminal. Can she control the guilt and
contain her emotions?

If I was going to give this book a mak out of ten, I would give
it a seven. However, I would recommend this book to someone
looking for a mytsery, a puzzle.

By Luke

Marks out of 10: 7

Molly from Year 7, Adwick Park Junior School:

McAuley Catholic High School
A very good book. You have to read it to understand it so I
highly recommend it.

Marks out of 10: 10

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