Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
3 OUT OF 5 STARS.
“Doesn’t matter what language you speak or what clothes you wear. Some things don’t change. Families. Friends. Lovers. They’re the same in every city in every country in every continent of the world.”
The name of this book “Ketchup Clouds” really caught my eye and the description sounded really good. The book itself, not so much. It wasn’t completely horrible, but it wasn’t all that great either. I had really mixed feelings about it all. I found myself really bored with it and there were a few times I debated on not even finishing the book. The characters weren’t that likable and I really only liked Aaron. Throughout the book Zoe would mention little things about why Stuart was in prison, and I honestly cared more about what happened with him than with Zoe.
I felt like this book could have been so much better, especially the ending; that was annoying. I read My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher and it was so amazing. Maybe I had high hopes for this one too, because of that. I honestly don’t even really know what else to say about the book. Now that I am actually taking the time to write up my thoughts on this book, maybe 3 stars is being super generous…
Goodreads Description: Zoe has an unconventional pen pal–Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other. Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe’s letters, but at least somebody will know her story–somebody who knows what it’s like to kill a person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart, and work to put her own life back together again.
Have you read Ketchup Clouds? If so, what did you think?
Hopefully in the next day or two I’ll have my book haul up with books I recently bought over the last two weeks. I need to get to work now though, but I’ll leave you with some of my recent posts linked below.
I hope you all have an awesome Monday! I know Mondays can sometimes be a drag. Bye! ❤