Waiting on Wednesday–Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


All I can really say is that this book sounds really interesting and like one my students will like. I have an ARC, and I haven’t read it yet, but I’m wondering if my I Hunt Killers and Paranoid Park fans will like this one.

Ketchup CloudsTitle & Author: Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Release Date: November 12th, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary (From Goodreads):

Dear Mr. S. Harris,

Ignore the blob of red in the top left corner. It’s jam, not blood, though I don’t think I need to tell you the difference. It wasn’t your wife’s jam the police found on your shoe. . . .

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.

Rising literary star Annabel Pitcher pens a captivating second novel, rich with her distinctive balance between humor and heart. Annabel explores the themes of first love, guilt, and grief, introducing a character with a witty voice and true emotional resonance.


  1. This one sounds pretty good! And what a title! LOL!
    Here’s my WoW!

  2. Definitely sounds different. Why did she kill one of the guys she fell for?? Great pick!

  3. Whaaaat! That sounds crazy! I haven’t heard anything about this but it’s definitely on my tbr now.

    My WoW

  4. Awesome choice, I’ll be sure to add it to my TBR list. ;D

    By the way, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston! Make sure to stop by and enter! 🙂

    Waiting on Wednesday
    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  5. This sounds really interesting, I want to know more! I’ll be adding this to my to-read list, for sure.

    Great pick!
    //Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains

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