Five Feet Apart
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?

Five Feet Apart Details

TitleFive Feet Apart
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 20th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781534437357
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Five Feet Apart Review

  • Azrah
    January 1, 1970
    So the movie trailer is out and i'm excited to read this. NOT BECAUSE I'm eager to read yet another book about a teenager(s) with a chronic illness that is also being made into a movie. But because:A. Cole Sprouse B. Cole Sprouse ... and because I prefer reading the book first, so that I can criticise the incompetence of adaptation directors XD Need I say more?(Movie trailer: https://youtu.be/5cJ7MT1RTqs )_________27 July, 2018 Neeeeeeeeed to read this book
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  • L A i N E Y
    January 1, 1970
    This book is literally a ‘honey trap’ as we say in clandestine service. Who the hell is ‘we’?? Anywhooo. The movie is coming out next year and they cast Cole Sprouse?? You mean Cole Sprouse? COLE fucking SPROUSE? YEP ladies and gentlemen, it’s COLE SPROUSE. I wonder why they didn’t name the book Honey Trap Alert and be done with it??PS. I always have him pegged as Noah fucking Shaw but I guess we’ll have to share now since he’ll be in this...
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  • Emily Cait
    January 1, 1970
    I like the idea here: exploring the complications of being a young person living with CF. But a queer person of colour dies quite randomly from CF complications right after deciding to get back together with the love of their life and that death motivates one of the protagonists to start living for themselves. It just doesn't sit right. I'm going to let these thoughts steep and possibly come back and update this, but my gut reaction upon finishing this is an icky feeling.
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  • Tucker (The Library Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    it's not even out yet and it's already a movie..........
  • Kelly Brigid
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Bloglovin
  • Neko
    January 1, 1970
    BANG.
  • Moni Lareva
    January 1, 1970
    Increíblemente bonito, emotivo, divertido y realista.
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    January 1, 1970
    RTC soon!
  • Alexandra Nae
    January 1, 1970
    (You can also find this review on my blog!)I got approved of a DRC (Digital Review Copy) of this book from Edelweiss! With a gorgeous cover and an intriguing concept and theme, this book immediately caught my attention the first time I saw it. The writingI really like the writing style of this book. Though the story mainly revolves around the fragility of life and the difficult situation of having a terminal illness, the writing style was light, easy, moderately-paced, and so, so relatable! It w (You can also find this review on my blog!)I got approved of a DRC (Digital Review Copy) of this book from Edelweiss! With a gorgeous cover and an intriguing concept and theme, this book immediately caught my attention the first time I saw it. The writingI really like the writing style of this book. Though the story mainly revolves around the fragility of life and the difficult situation of having a terminal illness, the writing style was light, easy, moderately-paced, and so, so relatable! It was relatable in a way that it shows several aspects of how a modern teenager lives—the use of smartphones, making apps, the use of social media, and the likes.I also liked the tones of the different narrations. The point of views in this story alternate between the two main characters, Stella and Will. I loved that within these two perspectives, I was able to get a view of their situations and their emotions. With Stella, it was hopeful, and hurting, and guilty. And with Will, it was cynical and reckless. But as the story progresses, the tone turns hopeful and trusting. I loved that.I also love that this book is very educational. I am familiar with Stella and Will's illness (cystic fibrosis), though I cannot say that I am fully equipped with knowledge about it. As I read the book, I realized that the authors did not neglect to inform readers about this kind of illness. It made me feel like the authors did a lot of research about this illness, and I am really thankful for it.The charactersI really liked the characters in this story as well, despite the fact that it was a little cliche for me. The main characters' personalities are a trope I always see among girl-and-boy pairings—a reckless boy who does not do what he's been told to do, and a good girl who does everything right. However as I read on, I realized that these characters go beyond these cliche characteristics (and I am really thankful for that!). Will is an artist who craves to see and experience the world, and Stella is a programmer/developer who just misses her family and how they were. These little things made me like them and their chemistry in the story.I also liked the minor characters. I felt Julie and Barb's love for Stella, Stella's parents and their struggles. Stella's friends, Will's friends, and Poe, although they only had little parts in the book, they completed Stella and Will's worlds.The plotThe plot was also good, but it was a struggle. I struggled because I did not know what will happen to these two main characters, and what will be the end game for them. I did not know if it will be a melancholic ending, or a hopeful one, and that really frustrated me (in a good way haha!). The plot also showed me that there is a fine line between want and need, and the main characters realized that, too.There were some subplots that have been opened near the ending of the book, and I wished the authors took the time to delve into that much further. These subplots were interesting and I really wanted to know more about them. Also, there is one plot twist that did not sit well with me, and it's both frustrating and saddening at the same time.All in all, the plot was good and I can't wait to buy a physical copy of this! I loved this one, and I really can't wait for its release on November 20th this year! Also, this book is soon to be a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson in March 2019 and WOW WOW WOW. I am beyond excited!
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    *Thanks so much to the publisher for the review copy.* Ok I am a complete mess. This book is so beautiful and hopeful and heart-breaking. One of my fave YA contemps of the year. I need this to be a movie.
  • Rachel's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    ............Does one have Cystic Fibrosis?! That's what I have. So I'm keeping a hawk's eye on this one.
  • Dania
    January 1, 1970
    It was everything I ever wanted and more!!! 😭 This book gave me ALL THE FEELS. Every single one of them! I can’t wait until the movie comes out! March 2019 can’t come soon enough.
  • Otusa
    January 1, 1970
    I am an emotional wreck. I am ruined. I am broken and healed and broken again. I would like to thank Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of, Five Feet Apart. All opinions are my own. Five Feet Apart follows two young adults and their journey through their Cystic Fibrosis treatments. It’s their adventures through hardships, grief, laughter and light...This novel is fitting for anyone who wants a good cry and emotional baggage. Or fans of John Green. Initially, I had no idea what I was getting I am an emotional wreck. I am ruined. I am broken and healed and broken again. I would like to thank Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of, Five Feet Apart. All opinions are my own. Five Feet Apart follows two young adults and their journey through their Cystic Fibrosis treatments. It’s their adventures through hardships, grief, laughter and light...This novel is fitting for anyone who wants a good cry and emotional baggage. Or fans of John Green. Initially, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I loved about this novel was the cover (yes, sometimes I do judge a book by it’s cover - not often). Before I knew it, I was on Stella’s 10th Chapter, and keeping my strained and tired eyes open in order to finish the story. It was THAT good. And anyone who knows me know how hard it is for me to truly read an entire novel in one day...As someone who has a close friend with a sister battling CF, I found every single fact in this story to be of-par with the realities CF holds. This has become one of my favourite reads. I love Will. I love Poe. I love Stella and her patched up panda. This story will remind you to always choose kindness. It’ll remind you that people fight battles everyday, and it’ll remind you that appreciating what you have allows you to heal. 110% recommend - 5/5⭐️In my feelings right now - probably shouldn’t of reviewed this cause I am all over the place. Publication date: November 20th, 2018Happy Reading xx
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  • Logan LeDuc
    January 1, 1970
    An absolutely fantastic read about cystic fibrosis and opening the eyes of young adults to this tragic disease. This novel made me an absolute wreck by the end and I fell in love with each of the characters so much. I can't wait for the film to be released next Spring!
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  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    Imagine falling head over heels in love with someone that you can never come more than 6 feet in contact with because getting too close could threaten your already fragile life. This is exactly what happens to Stella Grant in Rachael Lippincott’s debut novel Five Feet Apart. Stella has cystic fibrosis and has been in and out of Saint Grace’s Hospital for more than a decade. Stella is on the waiting list for a new set of lungs, but in the meantime, she tries to live as normal a life as possible - Imagine falling head over heels in love with someone that you can never come more than 6 feet in contact with because getting too close could threaten your already fragile life. This is exactly what happens to Stella Grant in Rachael Lippincott’s debut novel Five Feet Apart. Stella has cystic fibrosis and has been in and out of Saint Grace’s Hospital for more than a decade. Stella is on the waiting list for a new set of lungs, but in the meantime, she tries to live as normal a life as possible - marking things off of her ever-growing to-do list, educating the world about CF through her YouTube channel, planning her school’s senior trip to Cabo, and building an app to remind patients when to take their medication. That is, except for times like these when her lungs land her back in Saint Grace’s for weeks or months at a time. While residing at Saint Grave’s for a round of antibiotics that are supposed to help her finally shake a lingering sore throat and fever, Stella meets Will Newman, a new patient on the CF wing. At first Stella is disgusted and infuriated by Will, who takes a laissez-faire approach to his treatments and is pretty cavalier about his life in general. Stella, who has a typical Type A personality, can’t imagine anyone with CF blatantly refusing to take their medications or participate in treatments. However, as Stella and Will get to know each other better, they find themselves attracted to one another despite their differences ... there’s just one kind of huge problem. CF patients aren’t normally allowed to hang out in close proximity with each other due to an increased risk of spreading infection, but even more so in the case of Will. See Will has B. cepacia, an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria that will take years off of his already short life span. B. cepacia is incurable and those who have it will likely never receive a new set of lungs. Not only does Will have to deal with his fate every single day of his life, he now also has the problem of being a teenager falling in love over a distant of six feet - six feet being the amount of space that must be kept between Will and other CF patients at all times. Can Will and Stella find a way to bridge a gap that feels as large, dark, and deep as an ocean? The first thing you notice about Five Feet Apart is how well it’s written. This is a YA novel with some depth. It’s easy to quickly become immersed in Lippincott’s descriptions of hospital life and cystic fibrosis treatment. Lippincott turns hospitals - institutions that many view as cold, haunting places - into something more warm and welcoming. Because Stella and many of her fellow CF patients have spent large parts of their lives in and out of Saint Grace’s, the hospital staff there is like their second family. It is heartwarming to read about the relationships and level of concern and care between the patients and hospital staff. Lippincott also brings to life the disease that is cystic fibrosis, introducing readers to the many treatments and obstacles that CF patients face. Even better are the characters of Stella and Will. Lippincott’s portrayal of her two central characters is vibrant and vivid, and readers will really feel like they know these two by the end of the novel. It is also not hard to “ship” their budding relationship - they are absolutely adorable together and are a joy to read about. In all, Five Feet Apart is a swoon-worthy teen romance that can appeal to young and old alike. It is sure to be enjoyed by all who love well-crafted passages and memorable characters. Plus, the cover is gorgeous - how can you not pick up this novel?! There’s even a cherry on top here - Five Feet Apart is set to be released on the big screen in March 2019! Be sure to read it before you see it because this novel is sure to get a lot of buzz in the coming months. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Dani St-Onge (Literary Lion)
    January 1, 1970
    For more reviews and bookish content: http://literarylion.caBefore beginning this review I want to note that I don't know a lot about cystic fibrosis. I cannot comment on if this book is accurate to the experience of living with it and its complications or not. My review is only on how enjoyable and well written the book was. I did not see any glaring inaccuracies about the disease but if there are some please let me know!I'm a sucker for tragic romances like this. I'm also a sucker for disease For more reviews and bookish content: http://literarylion.caBefore beginning this review I want to note that I don't know a lot about cystic fibrosis. I cannot comment on if this book is accurate to the experience of living with it and its complications or not. My review is only on how enjoyable and well written the book was. I did not see any glaring inaccuracies about the disease but if there are some please let me know!I'm a sucker for tragic romances like this. I'm also a sucker for disease being portrayed in a realistic way in all it's gross coughing up phlegm glory. I don't think death and dying of disease should be romanticised, but I think it's perfectly fine to have romantic stories with those elements. If you loved John Green's The Fault in our Stars then you will absolutely love this book.There are alternating points of view, both with excellent unique voices. Stella is a goody two shoes who's doing everything to get more time with her family. Will is the rebellious bad boy who wants to die wild and free. Obviously they're going to fall in love. The supporting cast is also wonderfully fleshed out. The no nonsense nurse with a huge heart. The loving but slightly misguided mother. Two parents struggling to stay together through some horrible trials.Will is the real star of the show. Stella is relatable and likeable but you will fall in love with Will. He's funny, sweet and charming. There's great chemistry between him and Stella. You want them to kiss as much as they want to which is the most important part of any successful romance. I cannot wait to see him played by Cole Sprouse in the upcoming film next March.There were parts of the story near the end I didn't enjoy. I got so furious with Stella at points that I had to put the book down in frustration because I was so mad. She makes some truly stupid decisions near the end that veer away from "Sad Teen Romance" to "Romeo & Juliet Level Idiocy".SPOILER: There's also a death in this book. Shocking that a book about terminal illnesses has a death I know. It's a very well written and realistic hospital death but it felt like the grief was thrown aside way too quickly for the characters. It felt more like something written to give characters a sudden reason to change because the author couldn't think of a more organic way to have the characters change.For fans of John Green this will absolutely be a hit, in fact I imagine most people will love it. The best part is that there's hardly any wait for the film adaptation.
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  • Guylou
    January 1, 1970
    A big thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for giving me an advanced reader copy of this fantabulous book. The cover is one of the most beautiful I have seen this year. The story was just as stunning. I was quite excited to have the opportunity and read and review this book as it deals with CF (Cystic Fibrosis). This subject is near and dear to my heart as I lost my cousin to this disease. Benoît and I were very close from almost birth and I saw him fight all his life. Unfortunately, he lost t A big thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for giving me an advanced reader copy of this fantabulous book. The cover is one of the most beautiful I have seen this year. The story was just as stunning. I was quite excited to have the opportunity and read and review this book as it deals with CF (Cystic Fibrosis). This subject is near and dear to my heart as I lost my cousin to this disease. Benoît and I were very close from almost birth and I saw him fight all his life. Unfortunately, he lost the battle at age 36 while waiting for a lung transplant.FIVE FEET APART is the story of Stella, a teenager who has CF and is waiting for a set of lungs to be available for transplant. While in the hospital, she meets Will, another CF patient. Will has a death wish and rebels against his treatments. Stella is determined to help him live and, with much persistence, succeeds to convince him to follow his meds regime. Because they both have CF, they cannot be in contact in case of infection and must be at least six feet apart at all times. As their relationship develops into more than a friendship, Stella finds a way to get one foot closer to Will. But is this enough, will they sacrifice everything in order to be closer?Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby, you will need them. This story is beautifully written and very touching. It deals with what CF patients must endure and how this affects them and their family. This book will be available at your favourite bookstore on November 20th, 2018.P.S. The good news is that this book is already being made into a movie. It will be staring the talented Cole Sprouse as Will and Haley Lu Richardson as Stella. #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #book #books #booklover #bookish #bookreview #bookworm #bookaholic #reading #ilovebooks #bookaddicted #bookishcanadians #fivefeetapart #rachaellippincott #fiction
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  • Jenni Frencham
    January 1, 1970
    Lippincott, Rachael. Five Feet Apart. Simon Schuster BYR, 2018.Stella is in the hospital hoping for a lung transplant that will extend her lifespan, which has been shortened by her cystic fibrosis. She is creating an app for people with chronic conditions, to help them manage their medications and other treatments. Will, on the other hand, is fed up with treatments, hospitals, and the way his mom brings him from location to location to try every new experimental treatment in the hope that someon Lippincott, Rachael. Five Feet Apart. Simon Schuster BYR, 2018.Stella is in the hospital hoping for a lung transplant that will extend her lifespan, which has been shortened by her cystic fibrosis. She is creating an app for people with chronic conditions, to help them manage their medications and other treatments. Will, on the other hand, is fed up with treatments, hospitals, and the way his mom brings him from location to location to try every new experimental treatment in the hope that someone will cure him. As they both have CF, they are never supposed to be closer than six feet apart. Stella's organization clashes with Will's rule-breaking until they discover they are perfect for each other. If you enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars or other books about teens with life-threatening illnesses, this is the perfect book for you. Stella's and Will's personality clashes are hilariously entertaining as the reader gets to watch each of them frustrate and be frustrated by the other one. The storyline is a pretty typical one for this type of story: boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love but can't be together, boy and girl make unwise choices because LOVE, etc. etc. This book wasn't necessarily my cup of tea, but I can definitely see it being popular with teens in the library, especially as the movie is slated to come out at the same time as the book. Recommended.Recommended for: teensRed Flags: some languageOverall Rating: 4/5 starsRead-Alikes: Everything, Everything; The Fault in Our StarsI received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.
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  • Allyson Bogie
    January 1, 1970
    Stella and Will both have cystic fibrosis and meet when they are in the hospital. They are very different, but nonetheless they are drawn together by their illness and by other factors.The story was very sweet and readers who enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene, or Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, might enjoy this book.I really enjoyed the development of the relationships between the characters. Unfortunately, I thought that the character of Poe wasn't developed as well as I woul Stella and Will both have cystic fibrosis and meet when they are in the hospital. They are very different, but nonetheless they are drawn together by their illness and by other factors.The story was very sweet and readers who enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene, or Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, might enjoy this book.I really enjoyed the development of the relationships between the characters. Unfortunately, I thought that the character of Poe wasn't developed as well as I would have liked. The hospital scenes felt pretty unrealistic and as someone who hasn't spent a ton of time in hospitals, a lot of things didn't make that much sense. It would have helped if the author had talked a little bit more about cystic fibrosis and briefly explained why people with CF have to stay at least six feet apart. There were times when I couldn't figure out how the characters' behavior followed the hospital rules for CF patients, so that was a bit confusing.The great thing about this book was that it was engaging and hard to put down. I read it in a couple of days and I definitely cared a lot about the characters by the end. I also really liked the ending. I would definitely order it for a middle or high school library.
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  • Sayo
    January 1, 1970
    The only way to stay alive is to stay apart It has been a long time since a book made me cry.This was a beautiful and heartbreaking story. The writing style and character development was great. The story flowed, there were no filler chapters, every page mattered. As I have said in multiple reviews, I like the back and forth chapters between characters or timelines as it adds dimension to the story, seeing it from multiple views. These chapters go between the two protagonists, Will Newman and St The only way to stay alive is to stay apart It has been a long time since a book made me cry.This was a beautiful and heartbreaking story. The writing style and character development was great. The story flowed, there were no filler chapters, every page mattered. As I have said in multiple reviews, I like the back and forth chapters between characters or timelines as it adds dimension to the story, seeing it from multiple views. These chapters go between the two protagonists, Will Newman and Stella Grant. Will and Stella meet in the cystic fibrosis wing of the hospital. This is the classic bad boy artist, meets Type-A personality girl. But their story, is so much more than that. And their story is so much more than their illness. It's hard for me to write this review because I don't want to give even the smallest detail away. I want the reader to read this book like I did, completely blind to the characters and their life. So all I will say is this. I read this book in less than 24 hours. I was never bored, I always cared. and I did not want it to be over.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    SPOILERS AHEAD. Spoiler hiding is in effect but may not be working on all devices.3.5 stars. There were parts that I did definitely enjoy, and there were parts that definitely moved me to the point of a tear or two. However, there were a couple of parts that left me shaking my head.Stella wants to not get new lungs because she's having fun ice skating. What the FUCK. At least the book addresses that she knows it was fucking stupid in hindsight. But... she almost died in the exact same way as her SPOILERS AHEAD. Spoiler hiding is in effect but may not be working on all devices.3.5 stars. There were parts that I did definitely enjoy, and there were parts that definitely moved me to the point of a tear or two. However, there were a couple of parts that left me shaking my head.Stella wants to not get new lungs because she's having fun ice skating. What the FUCK. At least the book addresses that she knows it was fucking stupid in hindsight. But... she almost died in the exact same way as her sister because of some boy. I guess being older, teenage romance just doesn't seem worth throwing away a lung transplant, ya know? Or that your best friend just died when the kind of transplant that you're throwing away could have saved him...? You know, Poe, the Bury Your Gays trope friend? Which is the second part that I don't know that I loved. I get that the character DOES have a terminal illness and that when you do go downhill, it's a steep fall. But with him being the only obviously non-white and non-straight character? Because Poe (and all the characters) are on borrowed time anyway, I'm not as mad as I would have been, but it's definitely a quibble.I still liked it, but just with a couple of footnotes
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  • Katrina
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book because the cover caught my attention and I'm so glad I did. The writing is easy, quick paced but still informative. I know very little about CF and felt they did not gloss over the topic. It was also very modern, with references to TV shows, apps and social media, which made it feel real to me. The book is about a daredevil bad boy and very controlling girl who meet in the CF wing at a hospital. The book has both POVs and as the story progresses, with a number of other contribu I read this book because the cover caught my attention and I'm so glad I did. The writing is easy, quick paced but still informative. I know very little about CF and felt they did not gloss over the topic. It was also very modern, with references to TV shows, apps and social media, which made it feel real to me. The book is about a daredevil bad boy and very controlling girl who meet in the CF wing at a hospital. The book has both POVs and as the story progresses, with a number of other contributing side characters, who were all likeable. The chemistry is good, the story is what you think it will be: boy meets girl, they fall in love but can't be together.. my favorite part is the change that happens in both characters over the course of their time together. It's about illness but it's very much about living. It reminded me a bit of 'The fault in our stars'. I received an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Kirstin (gryffindorkwinchester)
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of Five Feet Apart by @rachaellippincott in exchange my honest review. So a big thank you to @netgalley and to @simonteen / @simonschusterca for the early read!.I requested this read, because it made me think of The Fault In Our Stars and Everything Everything, and because it is already being turned into a movie, which I thought may say something about the quality of the story. I was right. This book had my emotions ON HIGH!! Disclosure upfront, this book deals with Cystic Fibr I received an ARC of Five Feet Apart by @rachaellippincott in exchange my honest review. So a big thank you to @netgalley and to @simonteen / @simonschusterca for the early read!.I requested this read, because it made me think of The Fault In Our Stars and Everything Everything, and because it is already being turned into a movie, which I thought may say something about the quality of the story. I was right. This book had my emotions ON HIGH!! Disclosure upfront, this book deals with Cystic Fibrosis, not cancer. And while I cannot speak to the representation of the illness, I can definitely say that the author told a heart-wrenching story that I think contemporary fans will highly enjoy. We flip between our two protagonists’ points of view, and I really enjoyed both of them as characters. While I was expecting a sad love story, this book really ended up centring around so much more. It focused on Hope, Healing, Sacrifice, and Family. Criers: beware! But, totally worth it!
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  • Fowlerville High
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced digital copy of this book. I sat down thinking I'd get a taste of it this evening and . . . I needed the full serving at once. This will be a tough book for anyone to put down - you get caught up in the two characters' (Stella and Will) lives as they both take different approaches to fighting their cystic fibrosis. While at first they seem miles apart in their mindsets, the author does a great job of showing their gradual transformations to Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced digital copy of this book. I sat down thinking I'd get a taste of it this evening and . . . I needed the full serving at once. This will be a tough book for anyone to put down - you get caught up in the two characters' (Stella and Will) lives as they both take different approaches to fighting their cystic fibrosis. While at first they seem miles apart in their mindsets, the author does a great job of showing their gradual transformations to a new way of thinking about their disease and what it really means to live. Fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars will not want to miss this novel!
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  • Navina Lotay
    January 1, 1970
    This book. Omg. When I first read the concept, I was like "Ok, 2 sick lovestruck teenagers. Nothing I haven't seen before." (*cough* The Fault in Our Stars). But wow. Sure it's been done before, but that didn't stop this from giving me ALL the feels. The look into the lives of cystic fibrosis patients was heartbreaking. And if you don't ship Will and Stella, you have a serious problem. This book broke my heart many times, and had me in tears. Definitely recommend it, and I'll be seeing the movie This book. Omg. When I first read the concept, I was like "Ok, 2 sick lovestruck teenagers. Nothing I haven't seen before." (*cough* The Fault in Our Stars). But wow. Sure it's been done before, but that didn't stop this from giving me ALL the feels. The look into the lives of cystic fibrosis patients was heartbreaking. And if you don't ship Will and Stella, you have a serious problem. This book broke my heart many times, and had me in tears. Definitely recommend it, and I'll be seeing the movie in March for sure!!!Thanks to the publisher for an ARC!
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  • Jessica DiFelice (thefanaticreader)
    January 1, 1970
    This was raw, emotional, and hopeful all at the same time. I really loved Stella and her story, she was a great character and her story is important.Full review to come closer to release date*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley for a free and honest review*
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  • Stephanie Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    This story is very reminiscent of Sarah Dessen and John Green. It is a new take on a familiar type of love story that will engage readers looking for a tear jerker that weaves in information about CF and spots humor. Very excited for the upcoming film as well!
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  • Lonna Pierce
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow in School Library Connection!
  • Chresia Schae
    January 1, 1970
    Every well written and i love it so much 💕
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Review to be posted closer to publication date.
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