Ketchup Clouds

Ketchup Clouds❮PDF❯ ✭ Ketchup Clouds ✩ Author Annabel Pitcher – Zoe ha uindici anni e troppa fretta di innamorarsi Ma proprio uando crede di aver capito cosa significa conoscere l'attrazione e la passione si accorge troppo tardi che l'a vero appartiene a un altro Zoe ha uindici anni e troppa fretta di innamorarsi Ma proprio uando crede di aver capito cosa significa conoscere l'attrazione e la passione si accorge troppo tardi che l'a vero appartiene a un altro sguardo a un'altra bocca a un'altra persona E di aver commesso un tragico irreversibile errore Attraverso la voce fresca brillante commovente e pura di una uindicenne aggrappata alla sua umanità Annabel Pitcher autrice di Una stella tra i rami del melo cattura indelebilmente la perdita dell'innocenza di Zoe così come il suo cammino irto di dolore e desiderio verso un futuro fatto di promesse. my stomach ached with disappointment at the familiarity of it all Humans We're all the same There's no escaping itDoesn'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 If you're a Netflixter then you're aware of the uniue rating algorithm that essentially takes the guess work out of whether you will love or hate a movie based on your past ratings It would be awesome if Goodreads had a similar system hint hint instead of basing ratings on how others rated a book Not to knock Goodreads too much the site has actually turned me on to several books that I would have otherwise never given a second glance Ketchup Clouds is a stellar example of a book I would have never found on my own Zoe seeks out a Texas Death Row inmate as a pen pal Writing from the shelter of her garden shed in the UK she relates the events of the previous year Riddled with guilt over the death of her boyfriend she confides in her penpal about her guilt family life and all the events leading up to the sad conclusionI have to say that based on the dust jacket this turned out to be uite different than I expectedin a good way It was a pleasant read and I came away with the uote above As imperfect humans we all make mistakes and sometimes the moving on part can be the hardest thing to do I think this was the perfect book for me to read at the right time which probably supports the 4 star rating If you read this book I hope you find just as much meaning in it as I did I look forward to reading My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece KETCHUP CLOUDSThis book had been on my tbr for AGES and when I recently came across it in my library I thought now is as good a time as any to give it a try especially as I had been binging crime fiction and needed a little breakKetchup Clouds is not an easy book to describe It's got elements of a coming of age story a mystery romance and a dose of strangeness pervading the pages I was surprised that it was considerably melancholy than I expected In the beginning I thought it was just a story about a uirky girl with a vivid imagination but as it progressed I almost started to worry about Zoe the protagonist because she was making so many troubling decisions and I could just see how things would eventually spiral badly out of her control This book was like a pleasant journey which took a number or wrong turns and finally resulted in toppling off a cliff That's not a criticism of the story which I found engrossing but it's definitely the kind of book where you are constantly uestioning how far you can trust the narrator I wasn't familiar with this author before but I would definitely be interested in reading of her books in the future Ketchup Clouds was well written with strong character development and an engaging story My only gripe is that I felt the ending was a little too rushed But overall I can definitely recommend itIf you like Melina Marchetta's On the Jellicoe Road or anything by AS King I think you might want to give this book a tryFind reviews and bookish fun at So I have to admit I’m extremely underwhelmed by this book I’ve never read My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece but I’ve heard it’s great It never really appealed to me though I’m not sure whyBut Ketchup Clouds appealed to me really it did I was captivated by the gorgeous cover the wonderful title and the intriguing synopsisI guess you know what they say you shouldn’t judge a book by a gorgeous cover a wonderful title and well you get the gistThis was such a disappointment There was far too much going on so many issues and drama smushed into a story that everything seemed to be watered down When I’m reading a book I’d much rather a few issues were dealt with thoroughly and completely so I can be completely invested in them as opposed to thousands cluttering up my brain To me anyway it often felt that just as I was feeling one storyline I was whipped away to try and deal with another thingI also had a bit of a problem with the whole letter writing to death row In theory excellent In practice Not so much It just didn’t seem to fit at all with the style of writing or the subjects that the story was covering The I thought about it the I thought it could’ve been a sixteen year old girl’s diary full of angst and drama about boys and kissing If you had taken out the references to death row and Stuart’s crime I honestly wouldn’t have been able to tell the differenceAnd speaking of angst and drama about boys and kissing Urghthis next bit is going to be a spoiler so just watch outview spoiler SPOILERS FOR THIS BOOK AND RATHER BIZARELY MOCKINGJAY BY SUZANNE COLLINS I’m reluctant to call the relationships in Ketchup Clouds a love triangle because they're not Not really anyway Not in the sense of usual love triangles But it was just as frustrating As above with not really staying long enough on one issue to really get a feel for it it was the same with the relationships between Zoe and The Brothers capital letters I feel are necessary It felt like we didn’t get a glimpse into either relationship for me to really root for either of themThat being said my favourite character in this whole book was Max And that will probably mean a lot to people who have read this book and will hopefully understand why I was so disappointed at the end I really disliked how Ms Pitcher built him up as something crisps on his chin sigh for the majority of the book just to completely tear that apart and assassinate his character It really reminded me of Gale in Mockingjay and you know how I feel about Mockingjay And this is my problem when it comes to having than one love interest in a book only one of them is going to win And the easiest way of doing that is throwing in some flimsy and in my opinion unnecessary drama that makes it impossible not to hate one of them so you have to be on the side of the boy that the author wanted you to side with from the startBut maybe I just have a soft spot for boys who do jigsaw puzzlesThe best love triangles and I say this with a scowl on my face because no love should be triangular are when you have no idea who will ‘win’ END OF SPOILERS AND MOCKINGJAY RAGE hide spoiler Immature and childish story about a teen girl caught between two brothers I am obviously not the target audience for this one No idea what the title is about Trigger warning Sexual consent issues Slut shaming Sexual coercion Talk of domestic violence leading to death view spoilerIndecent photos taken and distributed without consent; utilised for public humiliation hide spoiler This an award winning YA book it's a mystery with plot twisting turns that lot of so called adult books don't haveI had hard time thinking that this YA but at over 50 ys old I wish that there been books available like this when I was 14 but by time I was 7ys I read Agatha Christie most of Dennis Whately At 11' Please can Dot be my little sister? Okay ketchup clouds After reading this book I still do not know why it is called ketchup clouds Well not reallyIf you are looking for a happy summer read which leaves you in the same way as you were before you started the book then maybe this is not for you This book is about a girl and two boys Yes I know what you're thinking not another love triangle but it is a story about a girl finding herself and accepting what she has done She writes to a man of death row she does not give her real name or address so the man can't contact her In a way it is kind of beautiful how she gets so much comfort out of sharing her story with someone without being able to hear their reply She seems to have a connection with him through the story and it seems that the bond between them enhances or maybe it is just her finally coming to acceptance I gave this book four stars so I am going to tell you why in hopefully four points Keeping it concise like the book itself 1 I loved it because it surprised me When I picked up this book I thought it would not be great Honestly the first time I picked it up I put it straight back down and it took several other visits to the bookshop and many high recommendation from the shop keeper before I even just read the blurb Yes I'm guilty of judging a book by its cover please don't hold that against me because I have never been one to follow the rules 2 It wasn't overly romantic Yes I am sucker for a good romance I cried in the movie 'click' with Adam Sandler and in case you haven't seen it the movie was suppose to be a comedy But when it came to this book I did not really want a book all about love Sex I'm fine with But not so much love and passion not when it was a letter to a guy on death row who had probably not had romance with anyone in awhile At least sex talk might have turned him on Okay that sounded gross but it is kinda true in a realistic sense anyway I think this is a good time to wrap this point up before I get carried away 3 The story and characters were heart warming I loved the sisters and the fact the story was not all about Zoe the main character Although at times I found it a bit muddling I still enjoyed reading about Zoe's family and friend Whether it is sweet little Dot or troubled Soph I found it refreshing that the book allowed an input into her family life But the name Dot 4My last point will be that I like the book as a whole because the boys were not the perfect heavenly boys that are portrayed in a lot if YA novels it felt real and it was not a dream boy and I don't feel as though they are the boys from my imagination but that sort of made me fall in love with them a bit That they felt real like all the characters just felt normal They faced real problems and life did not revolve around the main character I likes this book and I hope I was able to help you into whether you wanted to read this book I don't know why but I somehow love reading books of the contemporary genre And for the record aside from its strange title I chose Ketchup Clouds because of its cover haha can't help it and its interesting synopsis that got me curious all along I've done something wrong and do you know the worst thing? I got away with it The main character can't keep her secret to herself any longer so she decided to tell her story to someone She introduced herself as Zoe Her story was told from the letters she wrote to Mr Stuart Harris an inmate charged for doing murderShe sends her letters to him but she didn't disclose concrete information about herself What I didn't like here is that Zoe is very vocal considering that she's narrating her story to a stranger Yes The way she tells her story is very detailed sometimes it gets gross However I like Zoe's honesty Her voice is so sincere and uniue I learned things about her and her personality I admire how this book isn't overly romantic at all However if you're not into hammy love triangles WARNING keep this book away I don't know if it is considered a spoiler if I'll spill the beans about Max and Aaron but don't worry I won't spoil it for everyone Anyway these two guys are very interesting and not perfect for they are such total opposites Their characters are both likeable even though Max seems a little douchy at the start but then progressed as the story continues I also prefer how she structured Zoe's family Very realistic although it has a little drama in itAll in all I like all of the characters in this book and how they made the story complex This book kept me clueless from the start until its near end Zoe's storytelling isn't that vivid enough to easily find out the things that happened As a reader you have to connect the dots to create the image of the whole story though I was a little disappointed on how the story ended The End 45 stars I've had this book for ages and literally knew very little about it but recently I felt an urge to just finally get round to reading it and WOW this book took me by surpriseThe concept and characters all felt so real and I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing how the story unfolded I can't help but feel as though the ending was slightly anti climatic but it kind of helped make the story seem even real and interesting The family in this book were so so well written and every single character was truly great and had their own story to tellThe writing style was fantastic and I look forward to reading Annabel Pitcher's books in the futureps isn't the cover brilliant I mean just look at that font and those birds wow I love it