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KETCHUP CLOUDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pitcher
Author's First Name: 
Annabel
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2013

Through a series of letters to a murderer on death row in a Texas prison who never responds, "Zoe" slowly divulges her story. She too has been involved in a death, but was it her fault?

 

Comments

Meeting Notes for November

Meeting Notes for November 15:

Positive Comments:

  • This premise of a young girl who feels doomed and writes about her concerns to a death-row inmate works.
  • The story is plausible for teens.
  • Even though the reader knows from the beginning of the story that someone is dead, the who or how stays unknown until the denouement.
  •  The story keeps its suspense throughout because the reader keeps reading to discover who has been murdered and why the protagonist feels responsible.
  • The protagonist begins writing her letters with a formal address of “Mr.” but soon shifts to a first name even though the prisoner does not respond.

Observations:

  • This tale cautions teens to think about their decisions because each decision forms their future.

Concerns:

  • None stated.