Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Book Review!

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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. What Stella needs to control most is her distance 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 his hospital. In one week he’ll turn eighteen, and then he’ll be able to unplug himself from all these machines and actually go see the world.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. But now six feet apart doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?


Good Points –

This book was such a good read it had humour, heartache and love. The book provided two people who couldn’t touch one another and the relationship begins to grow making it harder not to touch. It makes you more aware of cystic fibrosis and what it is like for people to go through. It came across so well in the books. All the characters were so well placed and fitted into the story so well. I liked that each chapter was from different perspectives like one was Stella and then Will it was nice to see different views of the story from each of the characters. It made me want to cry (p.s- I am normally heartless ha-ha) so have your tissues at the ready.

Fav Quotes-

“It’s just life. It’ll be over before we know it.”

“I smile at him, and take just that one more stolen step, until we’re five feet apart.”

Bad Points-

I don’t have anything bad to say about this book as it took me on the journey of laughter, love and heartache. It was really a good book and nothing in my view was bad about it.


This book is definitely worth a read and I look forward to watching the film adaptation to compare it to the book.

Thanks for Reading 🙂

x Vick x


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