La cinci pasi de tineby Published 1 Jan
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Stella Grant simte nevoia sa-si planifice viata pas cu pas - poate pentru ca plamanii ei bolnavi, pe care nu-i poate controla, i-o guverneaza oricum, trimitand-o periodic in spital, inca din copilarie. In momentul de fata, Stella trebuie sa-si planifice foarte bine viata pentru a nu pierde locul pe lista beneficiarilor unui transplant de plamani, care-i va asigura cinci ani de existenta fara probleme. Pentru asta e obligata sa stea in permanenta la sase pasi de oricine i-ar putea transmite o infectie pulmonara. Sase pasi. Fara exceptii. Will Newman este exact persoana de care Stella trebuie sa se fereasca. Lui Will nu-i pasa de reguli, de tratamente, nu-si respecta orarul de medicatie si abia asteapta sa implineasca optsprezece ani ca sa-si decida singur soarta. Vrea sa plece sa vada lumea - nu doar spitalele ei. Mai mult, Will o poate infecta pe Stella cu o bacterie mortala. Si totusi, dintr-odata, cei sase pasi dintre ei nu mai par un spatiu de siguranta, ci o pedeapsa. Oare n-ar putea sa fure macar o mica parte din aceasta distanta, in schimbul a tot ceea ce plamanii lor defecti le-au furat din viata? Cat de periculosi ar putea fi numai cinci pasi intre ei, daca asta ii ajuta sa castige sufleteste?
"La cinci pasi de tine" Reviews
Yeah no, I'm not doing this. Nope.
I don't want to give this a rating after not even having read 100 pages but I'm almost 100% sure this would've been a 1 star read.
Oh god, these characters are such obnoxious teenagers. Not as in realistically obnoxious but as in the cliche YA teenager obnoxious.
I disliked each of them within the first few sentences of their first chapter. Might be a new record for me.
Can't really say much about the plot itself because nothing happened (which is fair, I only read like 80 pages).
So the movie trailer is out and i'm excited to read this. NOT BECAUSE I'm eager to read yet another book about a teenager(s) with a chronic illness that is also being made into a movie. But because:
A. Cole Sprouse
B. Cole Sprouse
... and because I prefer reading the book first, so that I can criticise the incompetence of adaptation directors XD Need I say more?
(Movie trailer: https://youtu.be/5cJ7MT1RTqs )
27 July, 2018
Neeeeeeeeed to read this book
I was going to start off by making a joke about the vine reference 'two bros chilling in a hot tub five feet apart 'cause they're not gay' (remember that vine?) but I've thought about it so much it's not funny anymore. But if you do find it funny; thank you, I try. (Now that I think of it, a lot of people made that joke before me so I won't be taking any credit)
Anyway, you can read the synopsis anywhere so I won't even bother explaining the story because well, you know, I do not want to. It was cute, this book. Short and sweet with (thankfully) mature characters. I mean not very mature as they are only seventeen but much better than the characters you read in a typical YA book.
I do have one problem though. The absolutely unnecessary romance. I mean WHY does everything just need to have romance in it? I just don't get it.
Heartfelt, touching & absorbing!
FIVE FEET APART by RACHAEL LIPPINCOTT was such an endearing, engaging and a sweet Teens & YA novel featuring two teenage main characters, Stella and Will who are both patients in the hospital with Cystic Fibrosis that fall in love. I was totally taken with this story and this tale of these two star-crossed lovers, Stella and Will as they totally consumed my thoughts and my heart.
This book immediately grabbed my attention with that gorgeous cover and I knew it was a book that I had to read. Although I was a little bit worried because it is marketed for the Teens & YA genre but I needn’t have worried though as I was immediately drawn into this touching and heartbreaking story and I couldn’t put it down. This story was so sad to read at times but yet at other times it was so hopeful. It had me smiling and feeling such warmth and love for these two characters.
RACHAEL LIPPINCOTT delivers an intriguing, emotional, well-plotted and well-written read here with relatable and likeable characters that I couldn’t help but to fall in love with. The story is told in alternating perspectives between Stella and Will and I thoroughly enjoyed both narratives equally. They complimented each other so well and I really felt for them. Both of their situations and feelings towards each other rang true and I loved how I learned so much more about Cystic Fibrosis.
The story might be considered to be a little bit corny or cliche for some but for me I totally fell for it and devoured it in two sittings. I am a total sucker for emotional and sweet romance novels.
Learning that this book is already being made into a movie I just had to watch the trailer and I know that it is a movie that I am definitely putting on my list of movies to watch.
Cover: Eye-catching, gorgeous, intriguing and a beautiful representation to storyline.
Title: Such a meaningful, emotive and fitting representation to storyline.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, effortless, genuine, light and beautiful.
Plot: Engrossing, interesting, heartfelt, steady-paced, and entertaining.
Ending: An open-ended ending that left me feeling hopeful and totally satisfied.
Overall: The story is a tender, light and easy read that just simply pulls at the heartstrings. Would highly recommend!
Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Canada and Rachael Lippincott for providing me with an advanced readers copy of this wonderful book.
Review can also be found on our Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog:
“It’s just life Will. It’ll be over before we know it.”
I’d seen mixed reviews regarding this book. Some loved it; pegged it as the next Fault in Our Stars. Others found it irritating, mushy and generally unenjoyable. I am sat right on the fence. I read TFIOS years ago, and I remember thinking it was ok, I wasn’t blown away, sure it was sad, but I felt it tried too hard to be sad….I dunno. And I felt a similar way with Five Feet Apart.
Stella and Will both have Cystic Fibrosis, Will has also recently contracted B Cepacia, which means his lungs are even more delicate than others; and he can easily pass this bacteria to other patients. Hence the rule – no closer than 6 feet to other CF sufferers AT ALL TIMES. (Yup 6 feet – the 5 feet thing comes later in the book).
Unfortunately, true love gets in the way. You can call me an old cynic if you like, but the relationship was so insta-lovey, and Stella was just so quick to throw away her own well-being for the sake of being closer to Will, and I’m just sat here like….REALLY?!? Don’t you value your life at all? You’ve only been desperately fighting this disease for nearly your whole life just to throw it away on some boy?? Honestly!
And then just to prove this point [spoilers removed] Just so it’s majorly obvious how stupid and dangerous their behaviour is. But does it stop them? Nope.
I get that it’s supposed to be romantic, and that some things are bigger than their disease, and life is about taking risks etc. But I just couldn’t get behind this….
I’ve given an extra half star as it was an easy read, and there were plenty of enjoyable parts. I just wasn’t sure about the overall message.