Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart

Book - 2018
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Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
Publisher: New York, New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781534451568
9781534437333
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Characteristics: 281 pages ;,22 cm.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

A love story that makes you want to know how their story will end.

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tinybookworm
Nov 04, 2020

It was such a good book!! I loved the characters and the storyline. Kept me interested from beginning to end. I can't wait to watch the movie.

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mitanline
Aug 26, 2020

Five feet apart, quite a fitting title to the story, the protagonists Stella Grant and Will Newman suffer from Cystic Fibrosis which requires them to be wary of others. Stella hopes to get better someday and Will has accepted his condition, they both are different in terms of what they want in life but as they say, opposites attract. They both wish to be together but with their condition, they are advised to stay away, approximately 6 feet apart which eventually turns to five feet apart. As they kept getting closer and to me, their days seemed limited, it was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. The book is very well written, expressing the pain, the amount of information about cystic fibrosis itself, and the way their lives intertwine. The characters are easy to like and it also shows how simplistic life functions such as breathing are too often taken for granted. The book is definitely worth reading, the end left me to ruminate on life and how we take many things for granted.

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chelseawen
Aug 24, 2020

This was amazing!!! The long term illnesses seemed so real, and the author made me care about the characters so much.

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1Love2learn
Aug 03, 2020

Better than the movie, as usual. I thought this was a poignant tale for teens, dealing with so many issues without focusing on the illness itself.

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reshmitham
Jul 15, 2020

Stella Grant likes her life in control. But the only thing she can’t keep in control is her lungs and her CF. Because of that, she takes her meds on time and makes sure that no one comes closer than 6 feet to her. Will Newman is the exact opposite. He couldn’t care less about his life being in order and his meds don’t really matter anymore. He’s lost the will to live.
Seems like Stella and Will should stay away from each other, like 6-feet away. But as time goes on, they both learn things from each other that open their eyes to a bigger world, and 6-feet soon becomes 5-feet.
This is such a well-plotted and well-written book. I love the relationship between Stella and Will and each chapter was another addition to the already interesting emotional roller coaster. It taught me lessons like gratitude and the love within the pages was so admirable.
Going into this book, I expected TFIOS vibes, but comparatively, it’s a little bland. Apart from that, there were no major disappointments within this novel.
Nonetheless, if you're looking to shed a few tears and read a well-plotted book, I would definitely recommend this book.

sarahbru17 Feb 11, 2020

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Definitely a high amount of tension throughout the novel as I was concerned for both of the protagonists' health, and it really suffused their choices for the romantic plot--which made it all the more frustrating that it couldn't have a perfect, wrapped-up-with-a-bow Hallmark ending. Still an engaging read, though I felt more pensive at the end than satisfied.

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susan_findlay
Feb 09, 2020

A bit of a slow start, but books that make me cry usually get 5 stars.

While it's a romance, what I found most compelling were the side plots about how cystic fibrosis affected Stella's and Will's families and friends (and even the medical staff). I also appreciated the amount of information about the condition itself that wound its way into the story. There was only one minor plot point that felt unrealistic but I understand that it was needed to set up a particular scenario.

Good quick read that tugs at the heartstrings.

JCLShannonG Feb 05, 2020

A wonderful story of two teens battling cystic fibrosis. I cried like a big ol' baby, but I loved every minute of it.

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NoCommonRaven
Jan 22, 2020

*sobbing in the distance*
This is a really good book! Very sad, very well written! I would recommend this to anyone who liked The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green. Excellent, beautiful storyline, lovable, wonderful characters who you can get attached to in a matter of moments.
I loved it, tbh.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

“We smile at each other,and even though there are a million reasons why I shouldn’t,looking at her now, I can’t help feeling like I’m falling in love with her.”
― Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

“She’s bossy.” “Nah, she’s a boss,”
― Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

If this is all we get, then let's take it. I want to be fearless and free," she says, giving me a look, daring me. "It's just life, Will. It'll be over before we know it.”
― Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

“I’m tired of living without really living. I’m tired of wanting things. We can’t have a lot of things. But we could have this.”
― Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart

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Somanybooks11
Nov 23, 2020

“If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually live first.”
― Rachael Lippincott, Five Feet Apart

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Claudia2004
Apr 21, 2019

If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually live first. And then I’ll die.

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