Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication – they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives. 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 jeopardise the possibility of a ling 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 it’s 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 have given Five Feet Apaet by Rachael Lippincott, with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I. Am. Not. Okay.

As soon as I finished this book, it felt as though my heart had been pulled out of my body and stamped on repeatedly over and over again. This book left me in a big, teary heap on my bed.

As sad as they are and as real as they can be, I enjoy reading ill-fated stories, mainly for the reason that it helps to raise awareness for different conditions, diseases or illnesses. I have read a lot of mixed reviews surrounding this book, especially reviews which state that this story isn’t accurate in regards to Cystic Fibrosis, however I thought it was a great fictional novel full of emotion, connections with the characters and a well thought out plot which really tugs are your heartstrings.

I fell in love with the writing of this novel and the characters created. They all hold a special place in my heart, especially Poe. I really hope to read more books by these authors in the future. I am an absolute sucker for a soppy love story with great writing!

This is one of the few books which I kept to reading before watching the movie adaptation. Whilst writing up my review for this book, I finished watching the movie adaptation and it left me in even more tears than the book did. However, it made me realise how much I prefer books to movie adaptations due to the depth of detail a book can go into, it makes a movie seem a little fast just because they have to try and cram all these things in, into an hour an a half or two hour video. Although I really liked how much they kept to the narrative of the book and I thought the actors, Haley lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse, who played Stella and Will were great!

I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy sad romance stories as well as learning more about illnesses and bacteria, such as Cystic Fibrosis and B. Cepacia, that people have to face in the world.

Have you read Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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