Tuesday, February 26, 2019

REVIEW: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott - 2.5 stars

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Title: Five Feet Apart
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Romance
Author: Rachael Lippincott
Publisher: Simon+Schuster
Publication: November 20th 2018
Cover Rating: 3/5
Reading Format: Owned Hardback

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott is the story of Stella and Will, teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis who meet in the hospital and end up falling in love. But for them, love can be deadly, and they could never truly be together anyway.

Stella has practically lived in the hospital since she was six. She has been living with Cystic Fibrosis and her lung function is slowly degrading. She needs to get a lung transplant soon or she won't live much longer. And she can't imagine doing that to her parents. Especially after what happened with her sister. The sister who used to comfort Stella and draw her a new picture each time she had to stay at the hospital.

Will has just been checked into the same hospital as Stella so he can undergo experimental treatment. His mother has money and she has made sure he gets as many experimental treatments as possible. He is so tired of the treatments and the hospitals and not being able to control his own life. 

When it comes to taking meds and doing the treatments, Will and Stella couldn't be more different. But when Stella finds out that Will isn't taking his meds on time or doing his treatments like he is supposed to be, she takes things into her own hands and that's when she starts falling for him. He starts falling for her when he finds her YouTube channel and binge watches all her videos.

Soooo... WHY DID THAT CHARACTER HAVE TO DIE?! I am not saying who or anything because duh, spoilers, but seriously why? I know CF can kill you at any time but there was no mention about how sick this person was and it just happened. One minute they were fine and the next they were dead. I feel like it was just a ploy to make the readers cry and pull them in and while, yes, I did tear up, I was more angry than anything. 

In the end, it was a cute enough story but it was beyond problematic. If "love" ever makes you questions whether you should have life-extending surgery then you are doing it wrong. I also think people truly just need to stop romanticizing cancer and life-threatening illnesses. I heard that this book was based on the movie but it came out beforehand. I will definitely not be seeing that movie. Another The Fault in Our Stars flop for me.

Overall, I gave the book 2.5/5 stars.


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