Five Feet Apart

Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Sweet love story of sick teens who aren't allowed to touch.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 62 reviews

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age 14+

It was ok.

So, i have Cystic Fibrosis and i decided to give this a read. First of all it was a very cute and romantic book. It actually made me sad in the end but it was also the worst book ever. I don't like knowing my disease I suffer with still to this day, is being romanticize. It's a terrible representation of Cystic Fibrosis. I'm happy it's finally being known, although not in the way I hoped for it to be. Yes, it let's you understand how we suffer. But it only shows you barely 20% of how must of us suffer.
3 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Inappropriate for age 12

This novel is not rated correctly for a 12 year old. Its littered with profanity (F***, SH**, B****, etc) and contains sexual messaging content such as "hooking up", having a casual "sex life" while not "catching feelings", stripping and revealing bodies to each other, etc. My daughter brought this book home from her 6th grade classroom which is comprised 11-12 year old kids. This subject matter is grossly inappropriate for that age. More suited for a high school reader, not middle school.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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For kids who love romance and stories of teens fighting illness

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