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Soon to be a major motion picture in March 2019!

In this moving story that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication - they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives.

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 18, 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?

©2018 Rachael Lippincott (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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It’s cute.

I really wanted to like this story but it falls short.

The pacing is as slow as the dialogue. The secondary characters are flat and the plot- despite the ‘high stakes’ of life or death is boring.

It has some cute moments but it misses the mark for me.

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really great!

This was an amazing book! Completely fell in love with the characters <3 It had my emotions all over the place.
& the narrators just made it even better!

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It's just missing something

The story idea of the story is great, and I like to plot in retrospect, but it falls short. These are life and death characters and I feel as if they could be developed more. Terminal illnesses are supposed to be something with more raw emotions and this story just doesn't do it. The performance of the audiobook was well done, but the storyline was always missing something. It could have been done better. The idea is great, but I wish there was more I'm not sure what but something inspiring. Something big.