Published by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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an 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?
It’s been a while since I felt like this. This , meaning, feeling like I was young and falling in love.
Five Feet Apart is a typical YA book with typical YA characters and a typical YA storyline. I’m not supposed to be entertained after all the YA books I’ve read, right? Wrong. It might be the same formula all over again but this formula actually works for me. I really thought that I’m mature now but I still couldn’t stop myself from giggling and jumping because of the emotions this book made me feel.
I really liked this book but I do acknowledge that this book isn’t for everyone. This book has characters who are just… props. They just seemed decoration. They have no depth and only has like 3 qualities. The plot is also nothing new. It’s star-crossed lovers and cool boy falls in love with control-freak-girl with a witty bestfriend. This book used a lot of tropes.
Overall, I would still recommend this book to lovers of YA or for those who want to re-experience the magic of falling in love at 16.