Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 289 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 51 minutes
First Published: 2018
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?
Quotes from Five Feet Apart
If I’m going to die, I’d like to actually live first.
I’m tired of living without really living. I’m tired of wanting things. We can’t have a lot of things. But we could have this.
I’m not going far. I’ll always be here. Just an inch away.
It’s just life, Will. It’ll be over before we know it.
For the first time I feel the weight of every single inch, every millimeter, of the six feet between us.
Movie Trailer for Five Feet Apart
About Rachael Lippincott
Rachael Lippincott is a food truck owner and the author. She published the novelization of Five Feet Apart from the screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. She collaborated again with Mikki Daughtry for the novel All This Time. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit the author’s website →