‘because Zoe’s writing everything in letters, the story comes across as more intimate and personal’As a huge fan of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, I couldn’t wait to read Ketchup Clouds, but I’m afraid I can’t tell you too much about the story because it would give away all the twists and turns of the plot, especially the ending.What I can tell you is that the story is about a girl called Zoe who thinks she killed someone three months ago, but so far nobody has found out. Because she feels so guilty about it, she wants to tell her story to somebody and decides to confess everything in letters written to a prisoner on Death Row in America. The prisoner is called Stuart Harris who has been jailed for murder. In the letters, Zoe tells Stuart (and us) everything about herself: her confused emotions and how falling in love can make you do things you wouldn’t normally do. With each letter that Zoe writes, we find out how and why she thinks she’s killed somebody. The question you end up asking yourself is whether Zoe is responsible or not? As well as finding the story moving, I really …read more

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