Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

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...

Details Five Feet Apart

TitleFive Feet Apart
Release DateNov 20th, 2018
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Five Feet Apart

  • Zainab
    I was going to start off by making a joke about the vine reference 'two bros chilling in a hot tub five feet apart 'cause they're not gay' (remember that vine?) but I've thought about it so much it's not funny anymore. But if you do find it funny; thank you, I try. Anyway, you can read the synopsis anywhere so I won't even bother explaining the story because well, you know, I don't want to. It was cute, this book. Short and sweet with (thankfully...
  • Katharine
    There’s some disagreement within the CF community about whether or not this book is an accurate depiction of CF. And I think that will depend on who you ask. Each and every person with CF experiences this disease in our own way, from its severity to our symptoms, to how we feel about the disease and its impact on our lives. It would be impossible for one book to represent every one of us.Stella, Will, and Poe are in what I would call end stage ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Heartfelt, touching & absorbing!FIVE FEET APART by RACHAEL LIPPINCOTT was such an endearing, engaging and a sweet Teens & YA novel featuring two teenage main characters, Stella and Will who are both patients in the hospital with Cystic Fibrosis that fall in love. I was totally taken with this story and this tale of these two star-crossed lovers, Stella and Will as they totally consumed my thoughts and my heart. This book immediately grabbed my at...
  • Lola
    This was my first romance novel in… months. I couldn’t bring myself to read a story that focused heavily on a boy and a girl falling in love for a long time. That’s what happens when there is boy drama (and its aftershocks) in my life. I needed to step away from romance and focus on other things or my mind would keep wandering to that one boy with whom I really (mistakenly) believed something might happen.So I turned to self help books and ...
  • Larry H
    It's been said (although the provenance of the quote is questionable) that, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." While this adage holds true in many aspects of my life, in this case it applies to my penchant for reading tearjerkers yet being surprised when I'm sobbing (once again on a plane, no less).Knowing that I'd probably cry, I still couldn't stay away from Five Feet Apar...
  • Andrea Tome
    Two things before I start my review:1. I really, really, REALLY wanted to like this book. I believe it’s urgent to raise awareness about CF and many other chronic illnesses (many of them invisible) countless people live with.2. I don’t have CF and I don’t have family members with CF (although I do have friends with CF). I won’t speak over CFers because this is not my narrative; this is theirs. I know Claire Wineland was a great help in th...
  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    4 🌟 for all the characters and tears involved!I was definitely not expecting this story when I picked up this one. I don't know as well as I do know why I kept comparing this one with The Fault in Our Stars movie (sorry to say that I haven't read the book by John Green yet, forgive me) and yes, somehow it reminded me of Turtles All The Way Down by John Green here and there.Though the health issues involved are totally different, set in differe...
  • L A i N E Y
    This book is literally a ‘honey trap’ as we say in clandestine service. Who the hell is ‘we’?? Anywhooo. The movie is coming out next year and they cast Cole Sprouse?? You mean Cole Sprouse? COLE fucking SPROUSE? YEP ladies and gentlemen, it’s COLE SPROUSE. I wonder why they didn’t name the book Honey Trap Alert and be done with it??PS. I always have him pegged as Noah fucking Shaw but I guess we’ll have to share now since he’ll b...
  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    “If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually live first.”Vaaaale, este libro no fue tan grave como Bajo La Misma... SÍ FUE MUY GRAVE, ay... En A Dos Metros De Ti nos encontramos con la historia de Stella y Will, dos chicos que tienen fibrosis quística y que han vivido la mitad de sus vidas en hospitales y en medio de tratamientos para ganar un poco más de tiempo. Ambos son terminales, pero mientras Stella se apega fielmente a su tratamie...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    I don't normally review books immediately after reading the last page. This gives me an opportunity to think and process what I've read and get my emotions in order. For Five Feet Apart I am breaking that rule as I feel that my emotions are important to why I wasn't a big fan of Rachel Lippincott's teenage romance story. First it's important to know I had a friend with cystic fibrosis...My Brush with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)Almost 20 years ago I lost...
  • Emily Cait
    I like the idea here: exploring the complications of being a young person living with CF. But a queer person of colour dies quite randomly from CF complications right after deciding to get back together with the love of their life and that death motivates one of the protagonists to start living for themselves. It just doesn't sit right. I'm going to let these thoughts steep and possibly come back and update this, but my gut reaction upon finishin...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    *2.5 stars*I had super low expectations going into this, but found myself really enjoying it. I really liked the characters (the side characters were also great) and even though the ending was corny as all hell, I thought it was a solid read. HOWEVER, (view spoiler)[the only character of colour (who is also the only gay character) dies and this seems to be the catalyst for the mc to realise she wants to live her life to the fullest (or essentiall...
  • Erik Fazekas
    DNF at 30% Reading this you realise this was written only to get money from moviegoers, or teenagers that like to read the book first and then see the movie. The writing is mediocre at best, and the story itself is just a typical YA tearjerker. We as YA readers are so over these types of books. The book has to have more in it then just a novelization of the movie. Sorry, we are not stupid.
  • Gabby
    This book is like Everything Everything meets The Fault In Our Stars because they have to keep their distance and he’s slowly dying but she’s also suffering. The story follows two teens, she has cystic fibrosis and he has B. cepaciaThis isn’t usually something I would pick up, I’m not really into young adult anymore, but the publishers sent me this book and I thought why not? It looks short and sweet? And it was short and sweet. It’s a ...
  • Emer
    WarningUnmarked spoiler ahead.Oh I don't know about this... I know this book was written with input from the CF (Cystic Fibrosis) community but wow did this feel sanitised. I don't have CF but I've grown up in and out of hospitals and the hospital setting in this felt entirely romanticised and lacking in believability. Even the illness and infection aspects of these characters seemed so bland. Where was the hacking up mucous? The fatigue? So many...
  • Kylie Amber
    This book had me laughing, smiling , and crying all at the same time
  • Lucy Langford
  • Pam Gonçalves
    Chorei lendo livro e chorei falando dele:
  • Patricia Bejarano
    Pues ha sido una lectura que me ha gustado mucho. Al principio pensé en no leerla. Aún recuerdo el dolor que me hizo sentir Bajo la misma estrella y me negaba a sufrir de nuevo con una historia donde los dos protagonistas estuvieran enfermos. Pero es que soy débil y al ver el tráiler de la película, caí en la red (Estoy sufriendo porque seguramente la película no llegue a España cuando están vendiendo el libro como si fuera a llegar...)....
  • Maria Espadinha
    Se a Biologia Falasse...Será que dois jovens apaixonados necessitam mandatoriamente de o manifestar fisicamente?Quanto a mim, a componente física de qualquer relacionamento amoroso não passa duma imposição biológica.Aliás, se a biologia falasse, diria qualquer coisa como:A espécie tem que continuar e, quer te agrade quer não, estás envolvido no processo. E já que pareces gostar tanto deste (ou desta) aproveita, e despacha mas é o assu...
  • Eryn
    2 / 5 ~I’m convinced this was written for children but advertised as Young Adult because it would make more profit or something (or maybe I have no idea what I’m talking about?), because the writing in Five Feet Apart is not good. There are too many exclamation marks, the story feels awkward, nothing flows, which are only a few reasons why I couldn’t finish this.From the start, I had this sneaking suspicion I wasn’t going to like this. Af...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Love Conquers All (?!)Is it possible to fall in love, whilst suffering from a terminal disease?Is it possible to love someone deeply, without any sort of physical demonstration? Will love be strong enough to survive against all odds?It’s these kind of questions (and answers?!) that this particular story throws into the air, and it’s up to us, grab them or not 😉Moreover, this book’s premise is grounded on someone’s real life troubles ...
  • Gillian
    I’m sorry, but did someone put a spell on me and made my heart into a stone while reading this book because it’s incapable of feeling any emotions aside from exasperation?It's such a bummer that this book has one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen, yet it has the MOST CRAPPY AND CLICHÉ PLOT ever! Don't even get me started with these bidimensional characters (they're more bland than water, trust me). I could go on for days ranting about t...
  • Kelly Brigid
    Here's a link to the trailer! ♡ “Every place is different. Every place is unique. It’s the hospitals I’m seeing them from that are the same.” As a whole, this novel doesn’t suffer from any critical faults. It’s a solid story, with a sweet romance, and brings about great awareness for CF. With that being said, I was unable to connect any strong feelings or emotions with the characters, and felt that they lack depth. Perhaps it’s ...
  • Ana
    This is a novelization of Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis’s script for the 2019 movie and not the other way around. As a contemporary YA story, Five Feet Apart does a couple of my least favourite things when it comes to representing chronic illness and including LGBT characters (view spoiler)[: having a queer POC character die as to motivate the protagonists’ perspective on life and challenge their view on love made no fucking sense. (hide ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    4.5 Stars!Taking a chance on an author and a subject that you know little to nothing about, is always a risk and in some cases, its a chance, a risk, worth taking.As is the case with Five Feet Apart. Beautifully written, heartfelt, emotional, and a read that will stick with you until the very end, Five Feet Apart is a novel that grabs you around the heart and refuses to let go.So wonderfully told and executed it's a book that I won't be forgettin...