Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincolt (Book Review)

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincolt 

eARC (eBook)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Children’s

Genres: Teens, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Publication Date: 10th January 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“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?


My Thoughts & Review

I wanted to read this book from the first time I saw it on social media. I fell in love with the cover. I didn’t know what the book was about but after a few clicks on Goodreads I found out exactly what it was about I knew I wanted to read it.

As most of you probably know from previous books I’ve read and reviews I not a big fan of romances, but the last few YA romances I’ve read, I’ve actually enjoyed them including this one. I think I’m slowly warming to the subtle romance books.

Before reading this book I knew a little about CF but I didn’t know that CF suffers had to stay 5 feet apart from others with the same condition.

I really enjoyed this book and below are all the things I liked about it.

  • I fell in love with the story from the very beginning, and finished the whole book in 2 days.
  • I learnt more about CF and am now more aware of the effects it has on those who suffer from it.
  • The plot was interesting and kept me interested through most of the book. There were some slow sections in the book but nothing to major
  • I personally thought the pacing of the book was just right. Not too fast and not too slow.
  • I liked how I didn’t need to put in much effort to read the book.
  • The characters were interesting and I felt I could relate to them. In fact, Stella reminded me a little of myself, when I was younger and spent long times in hospital. I like Stella knew my around the hospital and knew most of the staff on the children’s ward including the staff.

Apart from the corny ending an overall interesting book that I throughly enjoyed.  I really look forward to watching the movie adaption now to see if it does the book any justice.

Would I recommend this book?

I know this book has had mixed reviews but I would definitely recommend it. I’ve not read The Fault in Our Stars yet but I have been told that if you liked that book then this book is for you.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publishers Simon and Schuster UK Children’s for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating



Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!


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