I saw the movie before reading this book. The book Five Feet Apart is a novelization of the movie Five Feet Apart. The original screenwriters are Mikki and Tobias. This fact doesn’t make the book any less important. I loved the book. I read the book because I wanted to listen to the”voice” of the story. The novel is told in first person point of view as Stella and Will tell us their love story.
Why make a book if the movie was already made you might ask? Well, as you know many young adult fiction novels are being made into movies nowadays. The novels The Maze Runner, The Harry Potter series, The Divergent, The Sun is Also A Star, and Everything, Everything was all made into successful films.
Popular books have “build-in” fans who are almost locked in as supporters when books are adapted into films. Literary agents shop manuscripts to publishers and film production companies. I happen to be a fan of seeing book adaptations of my favorite novels.
Five Feet Apart tells the story of two teenagers, Stella and Will who both have (CF ) Cystic Fibrosis an illness that attacks their lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Stella and Will meet at the hospital where Will is part of a new clinical trial and Stella is being treated for an infection. After the two meet they fall in love. The only problem is that people will CF cannot have physical contact with another person with CF because they risk the possibility of getting an infection that might kill them.
The two try to stay away from each other but their love for each other is too strong. I loved this book and I think you will love it too.