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Five Feet Apart

Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (789 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

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Terrible Choices for Voices

The sound quality was fine on this audiobook, but the “actors” chosen to read for the characters were awful. Will and Stella are young people, and the people who read their parts did not sound young. In fact, the guy who read Will’s part sounds like a pervert, and the girl who read Stella’s part was entirely too squeaky sounding. Plus, Stella’s reader made Barb sound like an annoying adult that she couldn’t stand, but, in the book, Stella adores Barb. She would never mock Barb as she seems to in the morning.

I bought this to use in my classroom with my students, but none of us could stand it, so we went back to me reading it aloud.

Be warned! Don’t waste your money or a credit on this one!

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The review

I really love this books because there is some much emotion and it like your in the story but I really did not like the girls voice I did not match the character and was not really comforting
But the boys voice was good and also a little to deep .

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Heart melting

This is truly heartwarming and destroying as you read it. One of my all time favorites!

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great book

loved it.love how the feelings of each individual is Express Three thumbs up. one more!!

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Lovely

Enjoyed listening to this. the narrators portrayed the characters emotions well. You could hear the happiness, sadness, confusion. It's a cute story.

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Love the Story. Hate the Narration.

Love the story, one of my favorites. The voices just don't fit. More effort could have been put in to make sure that the voices do the narration justice.

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Beautiful story, terrible voice casting

I had to read this after falling in love with the movie. The book goes just a little bit more in depth, which really cemented the beauty and tragedy of these two characters and their story. However, the narration by both readers was just plain awful, and there were several times I almost stopped listening on multiple occasions. It I actually had the time to read the hard copy, I would've done that instead. Whenever they were trying to use different voices for different characters, they just couldn't get it right and the way they read lines were totally unbelievable and I couldn't get into the story entirely because of this. They could not exhibit the proper emotions either. The story overall is great, but I would recommend the hard copy!

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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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❤️❤️❤️

Loved it!!! I'm so glad I got it on audible and got every single detail instead of skimming like I usually read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-19

loved it

I read this after I watched the movie and I loved the book, wish the voice actors sounded younger. I wish there was a second book!!

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  • catherine
  • 04-06-19

Very Fault in our Stars

I love that she kept the story short and straightforward. I was not that smitten and cried but I feel sympathy to both of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-19

Brilliant and heartbreaking

I pulled an all nighter to finish this book it was that good . I cried so much at the end! Work was difficult the next day .

It was a beautiful heart wrenching story , I highly recommend. I spent a lot of time YouTubeing CF vloggers after this