Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

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Title: Five Feet Apart

Author: Rachael Lippincott

Pages: 288

Genre:  YA romance

Is this part of a series?  No, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a bit more…

Published:  November 20th, 2018


           (From Goodreads)  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?

my thoughts

          Ever since I read The Fault in Our Stars I have been searching for a book that will give me these feels again.  Five Feet Apart gave me more.  The story line, the characters, the writing style…. all of it!  I fell in love with Stella from page one.  She’s a sweet and interesting character with so much strength.  You can’t help but root for her.  Will was harder to warm up to, but I did love him.  Then there’s Poe- Poe will steal your soul.  The budding chef with a spice wrack by his med cart, he’s a really special character and adds some much needed warmth.  For me, this is a five star book.  normal star ratingnormal star ratingnormal star ratingnormal star ratingnormal star rating

         On the adult content scale, there’s some language, but nothing over the top.  This one is geared toward teens, and I feel like it would be acceptable for younger teens too.  I give it a two.  General.svg

The book is out now! Have you read it?

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