- Audio Download
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 10 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 27 Dec. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ATQHCFQ
Ketchup Clouds Audio Download – Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
Audio Download, Unabridged
|Free with your Audible trial|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Opening one of Annabel's books is like opening a long awaited Christmas confectionery box, that you know you should eat all at once but temptation gets the better of you and you don't stop until you have scoffed the lot. If you haven't guessed from that, I read the whole book in one sitting, refusing to do anything else.
If that doesn't make you curious to read it, then the following reasons should have you hurdling the Kindle book sales to get hold of a copy of this.
1) It is an epistolary novel written in the form of letters dated over the period of a year. That alone, should make many people want to read it.
2) The narrator is a fifteen year old girl who is writing anonymous letters to a convict on Death Row in America. She is purging her soul in order to come to terms with the guilt she feels for taking a life.
3) The love triangle is beautiful yet poignant and the author keeps you on your toes all the way through the book. It wasn't until the last couple of chapters that I could finally work out what would happen.
Annabel Pitcher books should definitely now come with a warning as this is the second time she has made me cry. I invested all my emotions into this story, willing it to have a happy ending. I loved the way Zoe thought her crimes were bad enough that the only person who might understand would be a murderer on Death Row. She really had sunk to her lowest point in life. I constantly wanted to hug her as she confessed her sins to a complete stranger.
The book contains excellent sub plots which explore the theme of guilt, which plays a major factor in the main plot.
The characters are so realistic and believable; the author has really captured the teenage voice.Read more ›
So...the story.....I'm not a young adult _-that's who this book is marketed for- but I actually loved it.
It's quite dark and a bit confusing in parts as the story isn't straight forward.
It deals with a boy taking photos on his phone of a girl (15?ish age) And sending it to his friends....which could've been handeled well to show girls why they shouldn't do this. (Do you realise at 15 that those photos will be there when you're 40&job hunting...!)
But it wasn't a good plot line, the girl forgave him and the photos weren't mentioned. And although the photos were sent everywhere, the girls strict parents didn't find out
So...it made me NOT give this book to my teenager. I'd bought it to read to check it was ok for her.
But the subjects were a little too old for her (she's 13) & after reading the photo storyline, I didn't want her reading it.
So would I recommend...yes.
It's good but I'd say only if you're a mature teenager or adult.
The epistolatory form works well, as Zoe (not her real name) writes to Mr Harris and narrates two stories, both what is happening to her currently, one year on, and the year leading up to her crime. I did cringe slightly when she was overfamiliar with him, imagining how he felt when he murdered his wife and commenting on the personal details of his case, but perhaps she is just a teenager with an active imagination (despite her mother's wishes for her to be a lawyer, she wants to be a writer) and a lack of tact. Indeed, Zoe isn't a wholly sympathetic character, which I liked - she seems like a real, normal, sometimes selfish teenager.
The past thread mainly concerns Zoe meeting two separate boys at a party and the situation she finds herself in about choosing between them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this book, stirred up so many emotions; made me laugh and cry. Very well written, I couldn't put it down, so I would 100% recommend this book!Published 1 month ago by Mark Monaghan
Really enjoyed this book easy to read, couldn't put it down and read it in two days, thanksPublished 1 month ago by siannursing69
I agree with other readers who have said that there is something creepy about a young girl writing to a middle-aged man. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Denise Flowers
Unusual and at times annoying style and somewhat improbably. There's a secret that needs to be shared and the device used is a series of reveal letters to a prisoner on Death Row... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Book chatter
Amazing! read the first few pages on amazon and then realised it was the book was a must buy. Read it in just 2 or 3 sittings.Published 5 months ago by _Moomoodagreatt
For a reluctant reader teenage boy. He really enjoyed it and has been encouraged to continue reading.Published 6 months ago by Gabi M
I enjoyed the theme of this book, kept me guessing all along. The characters were well described and I could empathise with all of them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jess