Six Words That Wreck Your Life: An Aussie Christmas Short Story with Coco Franks (A Coco and Charlie Franks Novel Book 3) by Cecily Anne Paterson

About the Book

512UwA2sa0L._AC_AA218_What could go wrong at Christmas? 

It’s Christmas, but Coco Franks isn’t happy. In fact, she’s devastated. Her mum has just dropped six words on her that are probably going to ruin the rest of her life. It’s true. Someone wrote a book about her! Like, for reals. 

Coco can’t handle it. Everything she’s ever done is now on display for the world to see, and she’s terrified that she’ll be hated forever. But, as her twin sister Charlie says, does it matter what people think – really? 

Six Words That Wreck Your Life is a clean, humorous, Australian Christmas short story or flash fiction, featuring Coco and Charlie Franks, characters from the Love and Muddy Puddles and Charlie Franks is A-OK series for young teen girls and older middle-grade readers. 

The author, Cecily Anne Paterson, was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2014 and writes clean, contemporary, Australian fiction for brave-hearted girls. 



The third book in this cute, humorous, and poignant series, ‘Six Words that Wreck Your Life’ is an absolute treasure. As this is a short story, I won’t go into much detail for fear of putting in spoilers.

This wee book rounds up books one and two beautifully. Will Coco realise all by herself that she’s behaving like a brat, or will she be prompted by external forces? Cecily cleverly ties the other two books together with equal humour and wit. I love the Christmas theme in this episode, it makes way for a rightful happy ending. ‘Relax Coco, what other people think about you is not really any of your business.’

I gave this book 4 stars!!



o5_-cv7FAbout the Author

Cecily Paterson grew up as an expat in Pakistan until the age of 16. She went to a British day school and then an international boarding school, so her accent has always been a bit of a mix. 

She studied French, law and politics and university before getting into editing, where she’s stayed ever since. 

Cecily has wanted to be a bestselling author since the age of 8 when she won the White Essay Cup at her school, beating 10 and 11-year olds to the prize. 

She writes (mostly) contemporary, warm-hearted fiction for girls aged 11-14.

She is the mother of four children and lives in a beautiful little tourist town in New South Wales, Australia.

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