en-Five Feet Apart - Rachel Lippincott review


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 wanted to read this one for a while now, So I couldn't wait to dive into this it, once it came in the mail.

I must admit, I cried. And not just a few tears. But I literally cried like most of the book. It was so beautiful, it made me speechless. I felt so much emotions with this one. It's hard to explain, but I laughed, I cried, I laughed again and I cried some more. I even fell in love with a fictional character (yes I fell in love with Will). But let's be honest, their chemistry is so overwhelming and breathtaking. Like how many bad luck can you have? Of all the boys on the planet, you must fall in love with the one you can't have.

First of all, the characters are so well written and detailed, it feels like they are real and you are part of their life. Stella felt like a friend that I got to know pretty well and fast. It's easy to bond with her, she is so vibrant and easy going. At least before we get to know her really well. Will 's the rebel of the story who doesn't want to live by the rules. But Stella changed in him ways he never thought possible.

This book made me speechless and I had a huge book-hungover at the end of it. It is definitely a story that I will read over and over again. I can't wait to see this movie.

  • Author: Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
  • Genre: Young Adult/ Romance
  • Themes: Friendship, romance, illness, disease
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Published: 2018
  • Pages: 276
  • Rating: * * * * *