Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott is an intriguing story since it sounds so complex and emotional. The story features two characters with cystic fibrosis who fall in love but can’t get close to each other. The main characters complement each other, and the book does a good job informing the reader about the illness. I would recommend this one to fans of Everything, Everything, since it has similar aspects.Title: Five Feet Apart
Author: Rachael Lippincott
Also by this author: Five Feet Apart
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
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?
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
This book tells the story of two cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love, however they must stay six feet away from each other at all times. If Stella and Will get too close to each other, Stella could lose her shot at new lungs. I enjoyed how the book is both informative and entertaining, and how there are many uplifting moments even though it focuses on illness. The moments Will and Stella share are touching, and I felt for them since their situation is so difficult. I did feel like the plot was a bit tired, but it works, and I still enjoyed the story.
❀ Questionable Decisions
Stella and Will are like opposites, so I found it interesting to read both of their perspectives. Stella is more positive, and she has a YouTube channel where she educates others about cystic fibrosis. She is also so caring and determined to get Will to care about his health. Will is pretty reckless, and he rejects his treatments. Despite this, I actually enjoyed his character more since he transforms throughout the book. The two of them make some questionable decisions, but their relationship is ultimately so sweet.
❀ Educates About Cystic Fibrosis
What I really enjoyed about the book is the fact that it educates about cystic fibrosis. I learned a lot about it and the different types of treatment while I was reading, and it is clear that the author did her research. I appreciated how the story doesn’t contain massive info dumps, but the book still achieves its purpose. I can’t say firsthand if the characters’ experiences are accurately depicted, but I came away with a lot of knowledge on life with cystic fibrosis.
❀ An Emotional Story
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott is an emotional story about two teens with cystic fibrosis. I enjoyed the main characters and the education throughout the book. I can’t wait to see if the film adaptation does the story justice!
25 thoughts on “Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott”
I think I’d like the informative aspects the best! I hadn’t heard of this one before, so thanks for sharing.
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It was really enlightening! 🙂
This does sound emotional! I like how you said it had uplifting moments. A book that could be really sad without uplifting moments is too much for me.
I totally agree with you there. I have to be able to take a break a bit when reading about tough topics and the happy bits really help. 🙂
Lovely review! <3 This book sounds so interesting and I haven't seen it around too much, thank you for putting it on my radar! It sounds like an emotional read, too, and I'm all for that kind of read 😀
I do think that this is one that you would really enjoy as well, Marie! 🙂
This does sound like a really emotional book! I love that it educates the reader about the illness without being too textbook-y.
Exactly! I really love that aspect of this one. 🙂
This sounds absolutely fabulous and heartbreaking and wonderful. And the cover is very beautiful!
It will definitely break your heart! 😉
I smell TiFoS type of tears here. So, obviously, I must read it and cry.
You have that right! I hope that you have the best cry after reading this one. 😉
This sounds like a book there will tug at your heart strings. Thanks for the wonderful review. I hope there is some kind of happy ending.
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Well, I won’t give away the ending, but it will most definitely play on your emotions. 🙂
I SO enjoyed your review. I wanna read this for sure.
I hope that you enjoy it as well. 🙂
Sounds like a good book.
Nice review! I have this book on my TBR and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It really sounds like an emotional read and I’ve never heard of cystic fibrosis.
I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. I hope that you enjoy it as well. 🙂
This sounds like a must read. Adding this to my TBR pile. Great review, BTW.
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I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙂
My 13 year old daughter has CF, and I’m looking for a little more insight into the book. She and I are interested in reading the book & seeing the movie, but I want to make sure it’s something that won’t be too much for her emotionally, if that makes sense. I would understand if you don’t want to give too much away here, but was wondering if you’d mind sharing a bit more via email. Thank you!
I am happy to give you more details. You can email me through the contact page on the website. 🙂
I loved Everything, Everything so this sounds like I would equally love it. I will have to get this one after Christmas. Maybe before. We shall see. Great review!
This book actually caught my attention because of its cover, but it really does sound interesting. Great review! 😉