"My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted." Frank Kafka
Keeping her identity top secret, Zoe (not her real name), confides in a incarcerated convict because both of them know how it feels to kill the one they love. The story is told through letters and flashbacks. Introducing Max and Aaron, brothers who's destiny becomes entwined with Zoe's.
Aside from the tragic love triangle, Annabel Pitcher tackles family issues such as divorce, families with a disabled child, and butting Grandparents. Zoe is insecure yet bright; just a typical teenage girl trying to come to terms with what love really means.
Although the tension in Ketchup Clouds rises to an unsatisfactory end, put the book aside, and come back to it. You will see just how realistic the story really is.