Guest Post from one of our Library Teens: Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis

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[Guest post by Bhumika Prem]

Seventeen-year old Stella Grant has been a patient at Saint Grace’s Regional Hospital since she was a child. She likes being in control of her life, but her out of control lungs are the complete opposite. With her lungs functioning at35%, she can’t risk contracting any disease that could jeopardize her from getting a lung transplant, from being a normal and healthy teenager. That means staying six feet apart from any other patient with cystic fibrosis. No exceptions.Will Newman, a fellow patient with cystic fibrosis, has been counting down the days to his eighteenth birthday so he can finally get away from hospitals, and actually see the places he’s been, not just their hospitals. He just wants to be in charge of his life, and not let his condition stop him from living.Stella and Will spend more time together and learn that they love each other. They can’t be together, or go within 6 feet of each other because Will has a bacteria in his lungs, that if he so much as breathes on Stella, she could die. But they decide to steal back one of the many things that their disease that taken from them; one whole foot of space.Could five feet kill Stella? Would stealing back one foot of space worsen their broken lungs? But also, would five feet save them from heartbreak?
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to middle school kids who enjoy touching, heartfelt, and realistic books. I would give this book a five out of five star review because it’s well-written and it gives awareness about life with cystic fibrosis.

Five Feet Apart is available at the Library and as an eBook on Libby/Overdrive.

Five Feet Apart

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