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Rachael Lippincott

Teoksen Five Feet Apart tekijä

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Associated Works

Five Feet Apart [2019 film] (2019) — Novelization — 111 kappaletta
Together, Apart (2020) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
University of Pittsburgh (BA|English)
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Rachael Lippincott is the coauthor of All This Time, #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, and She Gets the Girl, and the author of The Lucky List. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, she currently resides in Pennsylvania with her wife and their dog, Hank.



About the Book:
Kyle and Kimberly had the perfect relationship, finally as graduation hits they are excited to start their new chapter at UCLA. Until the unthinkable happens. Losing Kimberly paid its toll on Kyle to the point where he didn’t know how he was going to live without her. Then there was Marley. Marley changes Kyle’s life for the better and helps him find his way to enjoying life again. Until she disappears and Kyle’s life is forever changed, again.

This book had me saying WTF like 20 times. You go from feeling for Kyle and his grief to falling in love with the connection he makes with Marley. There are a bunch of twists and turns in the end that had me reading and reading until it was over. It definitely threw my heart for a loop. I would 100 percent recommend.… (lisätietoja)
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almondjoyreads | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 5, 2024 |
Students love books about kids who are sick and fall in love, so I ordered this novel. As an adult, I did a lot of eye rolling, but so many students are going to really love this novel.

Stella is dying. She's been dying her entire life, for she has CF (cystic fibrosis) and is now down to 35% lung capacity and in hopes of a lung transplant. A type A personality, Stella developed an app to help people with health conditions to know when and what medications to take. She has lists everywhere for tasks she wants and needs to accomplish. She even planned the senior trip to Cabo for her classmates. Unfortunately, Stella develops a sore throat and must check into her home away from home, the hospital, instead of travel with her friends. She does everything she is supposed to do for her CF. She knows that her parents will not survive her death, so she is determined to live for as long as possible. Her best CF friend, Poe, ends up in the hospital with her, so she has someone to talk to. She knows every inch of the hospital, for she really grew up there. She's well known and well liked.

One rule that cannot be broken concerns staying six feet away from other CF patients. Stella and Poe abide by this rule religiously. A new CF patient, Will, comes onto the ward, but he has B. cepacia in addition to CF. This condition is serious and has no treatment. Will's mom has taken him all over the world for new treatments. He was supposed to get a lung transplant, but the B. cepacia ended any hope of lungs. Will is two weeks away from his 18th birthday and plans on living life until he dies. No more traveling the world via windows in hospitals. This is the last trial drug he is trying and then he's finished.

Stella finds Will annoying. He doesn't do anything he's supposed to do. She eventually gets him to do all of his protocols by explaining that she stresses out. He doesn't want her upset, so he follows his regimen and actually feels better. Problem is he and Stella start liking each others. In no world can they ever get closer than six feet apart. Stella decides that she is claiming twelve inches and they'll stay five feet apart. The novel is more than a romance; you also learn about their families and how CF affects everyone, all relationships. It's all very dramatic.

There are mature scenes and topics discussed, so I would recommend this novel to our more mature middle school readers.
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acargile | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2024 |
This was an amaizing novel. Extremely well written and always kept you guessing what was to come next. I would higly reccomend this book.
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AshleyPelletier | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2024 |
Rating: 4.5
"Five Feet Apart" has been constantly compared to books such as "Everything, Everything" and "The Fault in Our Stars", and that's a pretty fair comparison. This book is about Stella and Will, two teenagers who have severe lung problems that keep them both in and out of the hospital on a regular basis. Then, of course, they meet, and their relationship begins to develop as they deal with feelings for each other, the constant feelings of missing out on life, and their own individual fears about their family.

I really enjoyed how modern and fresh this story was. Both characters felt like real teens living in 2018: they use Instagram and get those fomo feels, Stella has a popular YouTube channel she uses to talk about her condition, and they ACT like actual teens without feeling super dramatic in the way YA characters sometimes do. Stella especially was super enjoyable to read about. She's an intelligent, emotional, witty young woman who works hard for the future she wants. She's a gifted coded, too, and uses her skills to build an app that will help her and other users track their medications. Stella also cares deeply for her family and her communication and relationship with them felt genuine.

At first, I thought I was going to dislike Will- he's initially got those "bad boy who wants to die" vibes but quickly we learn there is more to him. Like Stella, he's struggling with missing out on life, but unlike her Will feels like there is less to fight for. His character development is less interesting; however, I liked seeing him and the others (Poe, Jason, Mya, etc) begin to form their group of friends and work with each other to encourage and keep safe their friends.

Lippincott has an easy way of writing, one that is descriptive but to the point and doesn't waste time keeping the plot moving. I felt like a couple scenes could have been beefed up a bit more, but that could also be me just wanting to spend more time with the characters! :D
This is a quick read, and if you enjoy witty contemporary romances then I would recommend this. It's a good wintery read that will leave you with some feels and most likely a desire to see the upcoming film.
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deborahee | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |



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