Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher


I'm about to make quite a bold statement, especially as we're only 13 days in, but Ketchup Clouds is my book of the year. Yes, I know, it's only the first month of the year and all that... But trust me. This book is that good that I am confident in making such a bold claim.

Ketchup Clouds is told through the voice of Zoe, a 15-year-old girl who has a terrible secret. A secret so terrible she can't confess to anyone she knows. 

One day she hears of a criminal locked up on death row in Texas. Unable to sleep one night she escapes to the shed and starts writing him a letter. She feels like only he will understand what it's like to keep a dark secret so she tells him everything... 

I read this book in just three hours, desperate to know what the secret was and to see how the story unfolded. I wasn't disappointed. It was brilliant. 

I loved it so much that I purchased Pitcher's first novel My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece straight away.

This book is told by 10-year-old Jamie who hasn't cried since his sister Rose died when he was just five. People said it would get better with time but five years on his dad drinks, his mum has left and his sister Jasmine is left looking after him. 

The book is the account of a young boy's struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart and again, I read this book in just a few hours.

 It is told so well that you just can't put it down as you are desperate to find out what will happen. Another must read!

You can buy both books here: 

If you read them, let me know what you think!

Loves xx


  1. Love it when you can't put a book down but these both sound really sad! I may give them a go though!! Xxx

    1. I promise it has a uplifting ending - worth a read! xx

  2. Hey! I've nominated you for the Liebster blog award! :D xx

  3. That guac looks avocado-licious! Loving the blog...keep em coming xxx