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

Story that gripped my heart

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: January 10th, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Romance
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Buy Links: Kinokuniya Malaysia | MPH Online
Source: Huge thanks to Pansing for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.


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?


It really put me in tears when I read this book and I'm not sure how should I transfer my thought into words but let's do it. I'm going to make it a short and simple review.

Five Feet Apart is a story that revolves around two main characters who are Cystic Fibrosis patients. Honestly, I have zero knowledge on CF which is I think this book has done their part on creating awareness. To me, it was definitely a sad yet sweet and memorable story to read. Stella, she is really a fighter, strong and always ensure herself to stay positive despite being in a situation that is really hard for her. I truly admire her attitude and how she helps and push Will to take his medicine on time, every day which is absolutely wonderful. While Will, he is stubborn yet funny and his witty attitude makes the situation a little bit lighter. When the two meets, we know the romance will blossom anytime soon and it was heartbreaking when they have that distance from each other. Their moments are priceless. I love both Stella and Will and Poe also all the nurses. 

I think the most heartbreaking scene was Poe's scene. It's like we can feel her pain when she knows she will lose her best friends. And then Stella's scene which is more heartbreaking. I, honestly afraid to know what happened to her, however, I was relieved to know she makes it. 

The plot was quite fast that I don't want it to finish anytime soon but at the same, I felt like that it is at a good pace for the story. I might be hoping a little bit more on the ending part. The story has really gripped my heart. Totally.

Many had said Five Feet Apart has a similar vibe to The Fault In Our Stars though I haven't read this book yet although my sister has it. Maybe I will pick that soon. Anyway, I think this is the most heartfelt, heartwrenching and I cried the most when I read them this year.

1 comment

Sha Mohamed said…
Macam manalah kalau kita emlaluinya ek.. bercinta tapi tak boleh bersentuhan.. huhuhu..