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Book Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

This book has been on my TBR all year, but as the end of December was rapidly approaching and I needed some quick reads in to meet my goal, Five Feet Apart finally made it to the top of the TBR! For those who loved Fault in our Stars – you will love this!

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Genre: YA, Romance

BUG Rating: 3.5/5

Overall:Five Feet Apart is all about a forbidden romance between to CF young adults. I enjoyed the story, the writing was OK (with a fair amount of bad language), but I felt overall that something was missing from it, but I am not sure what. Maybe it was that it lacked complexity of the situation? I was expecting to be beside myself with tears but it didn’t happen. However, I did love the characters (all of them!) and it was a quick/easy read- I will definitely be watching the movie.

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

Plot:

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?

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