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Publisher Description

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson!

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.

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?

Young Adult
November 20
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

_deeya___ ,


This was a fantastic story that displayed romance and comedy and really portrayed the characters emotions so much so that I could imagine and feel the anger and frustration but also the resist and the fact that you cannot get close to or touch the person you were in love with. I really got into the characters (and fell in love with Will) that I never wanted to stop reading and I was mad when the book ended because it was so good. It made sure that the main characters stayed alive but with realistic things that happened and it wasn’t just luck (if that makes ANY sense). 1,000,000,000/5 stars

Lotteloves🥰 ,

“My heart is so full it’s disgusting”

Read this with the movie soundtrack playing in a loop. Another forbidden love story that made me laugh and cry a lot. I watched the movie before reading the book, always wondered what happened after Stels got her new lungs. I have closure now. Thank you for this wonderful read. My heart is so full it’s disgusting🥰

A_Mediocre_Asian ,

A very emotional love story.

Absolutely LOVED this book. It was an interesting love story about two teenagers who could get so close yet still be so far from each other, five feet apart. The dialog in this book was very descriptive and gave me a clear mental image of all the characters (*SPOILER ALERT* Poe was my favorite character, but why did he have to die!?!? 😭).

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