“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?”
I loved this book!!! I actually managed to read it in one day which is something I have never done before. It was just that good. It’s the first book I’ve ever read that has dealt with cystic fibrosis and I thought it was amazing. I felt like the book really dealt with the issues of the condition and that didn’t fall to the wayside as a result of the romance between Stella and Will. I feel like the idea of romance between them emphasised the problems of cystic fibrosis. I just felt it was all dealt with really well. I also loved Stella and Will. I just loved them as characters. In honesty, I feel like the most important part of this book is the plot, the characters were almost secondary to that. The biggest focus was on the trials and tribulations of cystic fibrosis and how these two characters dealt with it which was very different as they were in very different places with the illness. It did break my heart to here what had happened with Stella’s sister though and her best friend on the ward. I can’t wait to see the film now!!
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