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Five Feet Apart

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I went into this story completely blind, I recommend doing so because it definitely gives you all the feels not knowing anything until you read it.

I remember days where Scott would tell us the side effects of the drugs were wearing him down faster than his limited breathing. There wasn't anyone who was close to him who didn't do this for him; in addition to patting his back and rubbing it in circles to help him calm and regain his breath. Will and Stella form a relationship but can't come close in contact with each other, they must always remain five feet apart. Sorry guys, I’m mostly sarcastic cow who pulls pranks on people, laughing at people who falls down (I also laugh at myself when my butt hit the floor. She's a big fan of to-do lists (she loves crossing things off) and she hosts her own video series about CF on YouTube.There are parts of the story that felt clichéd like the somewhat clichéd characters especially Will, the insta-love between the characters, or the slightly predictable ending. It’s important to remember who this book is written for; it was not intended for me, and because of that there were aspects of it that didn’t resonate. Knowing that I'd probably cry, I still couldn't stay away from Five Feet Apart, even though the movie adaptation is supposed to be released this weekend, I think. Hell yes, first time at the night time I drank too much coffee when I was reading a book not to be get controlled by my emotional breakdown and probably I’m gonna be awake for entire week, but yes this is memorable and of course is one of the winners of this year. But the whole time I was crying for something else, I was still thinking 'he is hot' and then 'can he just stop being hot for like 1 second?

Because he used them to cough up his mucus, seal the ickiness and then wipe off his mouth, hands, etc.All of those get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming boy who has the same illness.

I don’t know how accurate Five Feet Apart is, but I do know that sufferers of CF can never touch, must always keep apart, for fear of cross-contamination of viruses or bacteria. They go through highs of deciding to screw the rules and be together (though maintaining the five feet thing using a pool cue), and experiencing what they can within the boundaries of a hospital. Maybe it’s because the fast pacing of the love story goes better with a movie than it does with a book? It's unbelievable to me that our teens are constantly enjoying pudding and milkshakes; yet no one discusses the nutritional issues that CF usually comes with. Though the health issues involved are totally different, set in different surroundings I just couldn't help comparing this one with that movie and that book as I kept on reading.Reading teaches us things about the world in which we live, that we perhaps have never thought about before. Will is more headstrong, determined to live his short life to the full and battling against his mother and the hospital staff regarding his treatments. It’s a beautiful story about love, friendship, hope, fear, despair, anger, weaknesses and responsibility. Es tan duro y frustrante que, por momentos, quería que mandaran todo al demonio y se lanzaran el uno en brazos del otro, que abrazaran como si el mundo se fuera a acabar, que tiraran a la basura sus mascarillas y se dieran ese beso con el que tanto soñaban. CF is bad enough on its own; you don’t need to try and manipulate readers into feeling bad for these characters.

In a short number of pages I became totally invested in these characters and their lives, even though I knew ultimately there would be some sorrow involved.In this moving story 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. But a queer person of colour dies quite randomly from CF complications right after deciding to get back together with the love of their life and that death motivates one of the protagonists to start living for themselves. Y qué decir de Stella cuando por fin se da cuenta de que la vida es algo más que seguir un cronograma de medicinas y terapias y que, a pesar de todo, puede permitirse sentir, temer, llorar, amar. 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.

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