Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Hi, my name is Rya. I am a sophomore and I enjoy reading, swimming and traveling.
As a victim of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening disease, Stella has been in and out of hospitals her entire life. She is determined to fight the illness that has robbed her of so much, but without a cure, this prospect seems nearly impossible. Her only hope is to receive a lung transplant, a possibility that she clings onto tightly.
When Will is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, his mother immediately signs him up for a medical trial, desperately trying to find a cure for the disease. But Will wants nothing more than to escape the endless maze of new medications, surgeries, and hospitals. He has accepted his fate of an untimely death and plans to spend his remaining years traveling once he turns eighteen.
Patients of cystic fibrosis must stay six feet apart from each other, otherwise, they risk deadly bacterial cross-contamination. When Will and Stella end up at the same hospital, they are both well aware of this rule. But through their conversations and shared experiences, they become close, even from six feet away. In the name of their rebellious love, Will and Stella neglect the six-feet-apart rule and steal one foot of distance, one foot of safety, so they can love each other not six, but only five feet apart.
This simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking novel about a romance with unique. Circumstances. I loved this book and recommend it very highly.