Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott


Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?  (Goodreads)

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An entertaining and informative read


I knew what I was getting as soon as I picked this book up.  I mean you can’t read a book teens with Cystic Fibrosis without knowing it’s going to be a little sad. I haven’t read Fault in Our Stars but I assume it has a similar vibe.  

The character of Stella was a little annoying, I completely understand her motivation, but she was still a little annoying.  I did really enjoy learning more about Cystic Fibrosis. I knew almost nothing about it before reading this book. The book did a great job of being informative in an entertaining a the same time.  

There were some things that irritated me, but I understand that it was part of the story.  I guess it was a little too real life for a work of fiction.

Overall: 3.5

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