Monday 24 August 2020

Five Feet Apart | Book Review

I have to say, Queenie absolutely got me back into reading. The same day I finished Queenie, I got Josh to pick me out a new book to read from my shelf. He picked Five Feet Apart.

Wow. What a book.

Five Feet Apart is not a book I would generally pick but 2020 was supposed to be about trying new things. I didn't think that only meant my book taste but hey, thanks Covid19!

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. What Stella needs to control most is her distance 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. In one week he'll turn eighteen, and then he'll be able to unplug himself from all these machines and actually go see the world.

Wills exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. But now six feet apart 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?

I was absolutely hooked by the first chapter. Stella's first impression of Will cracked me up and I couldn't wait for the relationship to develop. Boy, did it develop quickly! This book had me laughing and crying. Honestly, I barely kept it together for the last few chapters, I fully had to stop myself from ugly crying in front of the in-laws.

Heartbreak...hope... unconditional love. This book has it all.

Until next time,
Saph x

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