Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson 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 a few 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 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?
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on November 20, 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1534437339
ISBN-13: 9781534437333
20 Book Reviews
  • makaylashewolf
    makaylashewolf6 months55 stars
    It was so sad, I watched the movie and almost cried but it is definitely in the top 10 of my favorites. Me and my cousin both love it and have rewatched/reread it like a hundred billion times!
    • l4dyr34d
      l4dyr34dabout 1 year55 stars
      This book is amazing...although it had me in tears...you never really know how much human touch you need until you cant have it. Truly remarkable if you like romance and a little slice of life.
      • moonlight2011
        moonlight2011about 1 year55 stars
        this book is absolutely awesome! for me, i really liked this book :) follow please!
        • waterisnotwet
          waterisnotwetabout 1 year
          this book is AMAZING. I watched the movie and thought it was cringey, but this book was sooooooo good. Would reccomend to anyone
          • the_grim_reader
            the_grim_readerover 1 year55 stars
            an amazing book ( and movie ) I love all of the characters super awesome!
            • livmci2021
              livmci2021almost 2 years
              Imagine being in love with someone but not being able to get within 6 feet of them. Five Feet Apart by Racheal Lippincott, is told from Stella Grant's perspective, along with Will Newman’s. Stella Grant suffers from cystic fibrosis (CF) and is waiting for a lung transplant. She’s had CF for almost her whole life and has been in Saint Grace’s Hospital for a long time too. She’s used to being in control of everything and Saint Grace’s is her second home. Will Newman is the complete opposite. He has just come to Saint Grace’s after being in several different hospitals because of his CF but also B ceptica. Will does whatever he wants and whenever he wants. Stella meets Will and instantly she hates him. She doesn’t like how he doesn’t care about his meds or health. Stella tries to help Will out by getting him to take his meds, but something unexpected happens, they fall in love. Except they can’t get closer than 6 feet or they can die. Anyone who enjoys romance with a big conflict should read this book. In my opinion this book is good for 6th graders and up. It has a mature context but isn’t widely inappropriate. I really liked this book because the story was told from both characters' point of views. This helped me understand how both Will and Stella felt.
              • lovetoread26
                lovetoread26over 2 years55 stars
                Such a sweet book! Stella Grant has cystic fibrosis, or CF. Anytime she has even the slightest sore throat, she has to go to the hospital. This time, her best friend Poe is there too. But this trip to the hospital is not all positive. Stella has to miss out on her senior trip to Cabo. She is dejected, and very upset about being stuck at the hospital until she meets Will. He also has CF, but with something else. B cepacia. Stella cannot be closer than 6 feet to him. At first this is okay, because they hate each other. But gradually they become friends, and then fall in love. Stella breaks through many barriers, and she learns to follow her heart and be happy through grief. I hope you enjoy this book!
                • kkgautamm
                  kkgautammover 2 years55 stars
                  i cried so much over this book! there's a reason it became a movie. its emotional, engaging and really heartbreaking. my favorite part was when they were happy and ice skating ;))
                  • stellaluna
                    stellalunaalmost 3 years55 stars
                    This book was amazing. I was living inside the pages, in each characters lives. I cried so hard, and smiled so wide. This book has so many emotions. This is a must read. (I have read it four times) but slightly inappropriate. For fifth and up
                    • sirireads
                      sirireadsalmost 3 years55 stars
                      This book is an amazing love story (romantic enough to satisfy but not inappropriate). You can almost feel their pain and longing for each other. Although it does have obscene language, I read it in 5th grade and I was fine. It broke my heart in the best possible way and I´m not much of a book crier, but I let me tell you, I really CRIED!!! In the end it was well, still heartbreaking!! But it resolved itself to be heartwarming as well. I encourage you and anyone else to read it!!