Ketchup Clouds

Fiction - Audiobook
1 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2014
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Ketchup Clouds was written by Annabel Pitcher and read by Julie Maisey. Zoe’s family members are each trying to deal with their own problems. Both of her parents are lawyers, although her mother has not practiced law in several years. Her dad recently lost his job and money is tight. Her parents argue constantly. She has two sisters. Sophia, the middle child, is mostly ignored by their mother. Then there is Dot, the youngest of the three sisters, unable to hear. Zoe takes on a lot of the responsibility for her siblings. Zoe feels guilty for the death of Max so, in an effort to work through her guilt, she begins writing letters to an inmate on death row in Texas. Zoe isn’t her real name and readers do not discover her real name until the end of the book.

Ketchup Clouds is not light reading. This Young Adult book brought out strong emotions in me. I ached for Zoe. I found that I really cared about what happened to her. We all have our own way of expression and writing to a convict on death row was Zoe’s manner. This book is difficult to review without giving away too much so suffice to say that this is one of the best books I have listened to in months. The narrator, Julie Maisey, had just the right intonation. Ketchup Clouds is beautifully written and it captured my attention right away and held it to the very last. I will be watching for more books written by Annabel Pitcher.