Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives.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...

Details Five Feet Apart

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

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. (Now that I think of it, a lot of people made that joke before me so I won't be taking any credit)Anyway, you can read the synopsis anywhere so I won't even bother explaining the story...
  • Katharine
    [3.5] 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 ...
  • jessica
    i went into this book hoping to get TFIOS vibes. im such a sucker for love stories about two people who demand more from life than what they are given. and although this story does touch on that message, that is surprisingly not why i enjoyed this book.if anything, i think the story is actually kind of bland. im not a fan of the writing and i didnt feel connected to the characters. its one of those books where you walk away, knowing its missing s...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister * Will be back early December * On hiatus due to health reasons
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Charlotte May
    3.5 “It’s just life Will. It’ll be over before we know it.” I’d seen mixed reviews regarding this book. Some loved it; pegged it as the next Fault in Our Stars. Others found it irritating, mushy and generally unenjoyable. I am sat right on the fence. I read TFIOS years ago, and I remember thinking it was ok, I wasn’t blown away, sure it was sad, but I felt it tried too hard to be sad….I dunno. And I felt a similar way with Five Fee...
  • 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...
  • Barbie
    My thoughts in a nutshell I've read this one in July, and I'm writing this review in September. My satisfaction is still alive. I adored this story so much. I usually enjoy books about disease; this is totally my guilty pleasure.I got close to the characters. I could empathize with them. I like Stella and Will's relationship. It was cute and innocent.The writing style was easy and simple. I flow through it in one sitting.I'm happy because of the ...
  • Christy
    4 stars "If I'm going to die, I'd like to actually live first." Earlier this year, I went to the movies and saw 'Five Feet Apart'. I usually hate seeing a movie before reading the book, but I went anyway. I really enjoyed the movie and decided to check out the book. The wait for the audio book with my library was a mile long, but eventually, it was my turn to listen. Now, it's been several months since I've watched the film, but this movie ad...
  • Nick
    3.5 starsI mostly picked this up because i knew the characters had cystic fibrosis. It was a solid read, the story was kind of slow, I lost interest a bit at the end but an overall good experience.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kylie Amber
    This book had me laughing, smiling , and crying all at the same time
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Sara
    I must admit , this book had me tearing up a few times , but it wasn't quite an 5 star read because of the ending but this is for sure a sad read but at the same time beautiful
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    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...
  • Parvani
    4.5 starsThis was so beautiful that it made me tear up!
  • 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...
  • R.F. Gammon
    SPOILERS WILL BE MARKED BUT PRESENT.Well, this book really walloped me over the head and took me for a ride and surprised me by how good it was. Like, I didn't cry, okay? I don't cry. But I did get a little teary at one point. Will grew on me. A lot. I wasn't expecting to like him as much as I ended up liking him, but once he started taking care of himself and being a nice guy, I loved him. And he and Stella were precious together, they truly wer...
  • EmBibliophile
    3.5 starsFun fact; i panic every time I’m about to leave a bookstore and I start buying random books, as long as they’re cheap of course!So the thing is, I wasn’t going to read this book. I don’t know why, but I just said that no I’m not going to read it, I even watched the movie first, who I really liked. A few days ago I was in a book store with my sister, for damage control and so she could make sure that I still have enough money to...