Hey guys! I’m back again with another book 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 was first interested in this book because I learned that the it was written AFTER the movie, which I thought was very interesting, and I’m super curious how the movie differs from the book (possibly another blog post?). I’ll start by saying that this is such a cute story! It starts off with Stella in the hospital, yet again, but this time she’s missing out on the senior trip to Cabo that she helped plan. This time around, she meets a new CF-er in Saint Grace Hospital, Will, who hates anything to do with treatments, and can’t wait to turn 18 to be in charge of his own health. Then your typical “hate turns into love” love story takes place. I’ll be blunt here: t
his book is super predictable. Not that that’s a bad thing because sometimes a predictable book is just the right kind of comfortable read I need, and this was exactly that.
Is this an amazing book that everyone needs to read? No. But if you’re looking for something similar to The Fault in Our Stars, or just another cheesy, quick read, this is for you!
Lighten up Stella, it’s just life. It’ll be over before we know it.
My lungs are toast. So I’m going to enjoy the view while I can.
Everyone in this world is breathing borrowed air.
I’m tired of living without really living.
We can’t have a lot of things, but we could have this.
Alright, so I think I’d give Five Feet Apart 3 stars; it’s a little too predictable for my taste, but it was a cute story.
Thanks for reading!