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?
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Yes. Absolutely Yes.
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
See above answer.
Who would you recommend this for?
I jumped off the YA Contemporary Angst train after TFIOS. Seriously, I have never been more emotionally destroyed by a book and movie in my life. But when I saw the trailer for this movie with Cole Sprouse, and I realized that it was a book, I had to read it.
And I am so unbelievably happy I did. My lord did I ever love Will and Stella. Stella was absolutely amazing. Even though she was sick, she was so strong. So unselfish. I loved her so much.
I loved that this was a story about a sick girl, but not completely about her illness. Sure, it came up. The whole damn novel is set in a hospital but it wasn’t a ranting sad story about how sick she was.
Will was definitely the comic relief and the attitude throughout the novel. I loved him and Stella together, even if they couldn’t be together. There was still an intimacy in the book that was oh so sweet.
I highly highly recommend picking up this book. I have already raved about it to tons of people. So jump on this bandwagon for sure.
And did I mention Cole Sprouse is in the movie? Yeah. That.
Until next time,