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Download Ù Five Feet Apart ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF · In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives Can you love someone you can never touchStella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally ouS 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 punishmentWhat 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 to. 35 starsI mostly picked this up because i knew the characters had cystic fibrosis It was a solid read the story was kind of slow I lost interest a bit at the end but an overall good experience

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In this moving story two teens fall in love with just one minor complication they can’t get within five feet of each other without risking their lives Can you love someone you can never touchStella 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 migh. 35 There’s some disagreement within the CF community about whether or not this book is an accurate depiction of CF And I think that will depend on who you ask Each and every person with CF experiences this disease in our own way from its severity to our symptoms to how we feel about the disease and its impact on our lives It would be impossible for one book to represent every one of usStella Will and Poe are in what I would call end stage CF meaning their lungs are at a point that transplant is the only option So far my experience with CF looks different from theirs in some very specific ways I don’t have a feeding tube I’m not in need of a lung transplant and I don’t spend a lot of time in the hospital all of these things of which I am VERY grateful For me one of the hardest parts of living with CF is the fear knowing what’s possible that my life will most likely be shortened that one cold or bad bacteria could change everything makes me feel like I need to be hyper vigilant about my healthI appreciated that the book discussed the importance of treatment compliance Most everyone with CF goes through a period of not wanting to do their treatments but it’s not something I’ve seen talked about before outside of the CF communityI also think the book did a great job showing how isolating it is to not be able to be around the very people who understand what living with this disease is like I’ve never met someone else with CF never had a cup of coffee grabbed dinner or hugged someone who knows how brutal that disease can be It’s one of the hardest parts of having CFAs for representation do I think Five Feet Apart did a good job of portraying life with CF Yes and no A lot of the emotions while heightened and at times dramatic as YA tends to be were relatable Loneliness fear guilt especially survivor’s guilt those are feelings I experience Was it medically accurate In a lot of ways it was although there were a couple scenes that didn’t feel uite plausibleIt’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 I’m hopeful that this book will at least get people to pay attention to a disease that has largely been unknown One other thing to note this book was based off of the screenplay for the Five Feet Apart movieOverall the reader in me enjoyed the story and the characters I’m a sucker for an ill fated romance The CF side of me is glad this book and the upcoming movie is out in the world At the very least it’s starting some conversationsClaire Wineland who passed away from CF last year had a huge hand in the creation of this story Her contributions went a long way in giving a voice to those of us with CF Please check out Claire’s Place Foundation to learn about her life

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Five Feet ApartT pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant Six feet apart No exceptionsThe 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 hospitalsWill’s exactly what Stella need. Two things before I start my review1 I really really REALLY wanted to like this book I believe it’s urgent to raise awareness about CF and many other chronic illnesses many of them invisible countless people live with2 I don’t have CF and I don’t have family members with CF although I do have friends with CF I won’t speak over CFers because this is not my narrative; this is theirs I know Claire Wineland was a great help in the making of this story and I know many CFers are grateful for the representation in media However I’m also aware that an eually large number of CFers have raised concerns over the romantization of CF and the novel’s central topic When talking about things that irked me the wrong way I am in debt with Gunnar Esiason and Elsie Tellier for their analyses on the premise of Five Feet Apart which have educated me a lot on the matterPhew Let’s begin• The romantization of CF Look this was my biggest concern but I’m afraid Five feet apart falls into the same category as The Fault in Our Stars and other sick lit books Although they do get things right about CF the treatments especially the ugly symptoms are conveniently brushed away We don’t see any of the various digestive side affects of CF apart from issues with a G tube and we don’t see instances in which CF makes our characters look “ugly” or well sick They don’t vomit they don’t throw up mucus their coughing always stops when it’s convenient they’re not underweight it’s like the author carefully picked which symptoms are conventionally beautiful and forgot to write in the rest and I’m aware every person with CF is different but it’s just so convenient that a girl with a lung capacity in the thirties and a boy with B Cepacia barely show any complications The illness is completely sanitized and the hospital is portrayed as a playground where you can roam around freely and not uh a place to get better Because these characters are sick to begin with yet they have enormous energy at all times• The insta love Let’s get past the fact that Stella and Will fulfill Hollywood tropes her being the type A personality control freak and him being the CF rebel who doesn’t take his illness seriously They know each other for a full what Couple of weeks A month tops And they fall in love They actually say to each other that they are in love so much so that Stella is willing to give up her lung transplant for a brooding hero she’s known for some weeks Okay sure This is a rare example in which both partners are manic pixie dream girlsboys to each other changing their partner’s outlook and making them better peopleenjoy life EVEN THOUGH THEY’VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR SOME WEEKS• The Bury Your Gays trope Oh boy isn’t it a coincidence that the only openly gay character of color dies And his death is used as a prop to make the main character have a sudden deep realization about her life Also you don’t defibrillate an asystole• Will and Stella are their CF Will has one 1 hobby non CF related which is drawing and he ends up using it to ponder on his illness but his whole character arc and his whole personality all refer back to his illness Stella is so much her CF even her whole YT channel revolves around it which is a shame because I thought the YT element was such a good idea since there’s a strong CF awareness community on YT and elsewhere on social media but the fact that EVERYTHING about Stella is defined by her CF kinda ruins it Just because you’re terminally ill doesn’t mean you’re gonna learn a bunch of valuable lessons about life or that you’re going to be deeper and intelligent It also doesn’t mean you’re gonna be thinking about your condition and death 247 which is something our characters do ALL THE TIME You’d think living with a chronic terminal illness would make you fed up with your chronic terminal illness but turns out these characters always have the time and energy to ponder on the afterlife and the progression of their condition• The characterization is very bad All the characters except for Poe and they kill him off are a very archetypical and b completely bidimensional• The unnecessary melodrama Surely Stella’s sister had to die in a freaky accident while she was out living her life to the fullest unlike her terminally ill sister Surely Poe had to die on Will’s birthday and just after getting together with his boyfriend Surely Stella had to fall on a frozen lake so that Will had to perform CPR on her while she was hallucinating with her dead sister’s ghost who told her to live her life to the fullest CF is bad enough on its own; you don’t need to try and manipulate readers into feeling bad for these characters• The prose is extremely flat The characters also read like teens who have been written by an adult rather than actual teens• The capitalization of suffering Look this is what pisses me off the most This novel romanticizes and sanitizes CF turning people’s suffering into inspiration porn and a star crossed lovers tale of sorts And it’s so dangerous as well CFers can pass their bacteria to each other and it is immensely risky for CFers to spend as much time together as Stella and Will do even if they abide by the 6 foot away rule the fact that Stella tries to make it 5 foot is even stupid These teens are essentially putting their lives at risk because they’re horny And how attracted they’re to each other physically is like 70 80% of their whole relationship so don’t me The authors of this book could’ve written a love story between a CFer and a healthy person a relationship that would have conflicts of its own or simply a story that doesn’t revolve around CF but starring a character with CF Because your life is so much than treatments and hospitals and life expectancies no matter your chronic health conditionSo yeah it seems CF is finally getting the treatment as an illness to be exploited for feel good media that cancer has been enduring since the 70s and Segal’s Love Story When we were finally growing out TFiOS here it comes Five feet apart to profit off the glorification of terminal illnesses 🙃If you’re still here and you wanna read a book that portrays illness and dying honestly and accurately grab Me and Earl and the dying girl by Jesse Andrews