Five Feet Apart, the 2018 novel by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis, tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love but are kept apart, both physically and emotionally, by their illness. Originally introduced as polar opposites, the story’s protagonists, Stella and Will, are cystic fibrosis patients who cannot get within six feet of each other without risking infection. However, they find a way to take back something from the illness that has taken so much from them: one full foot. This bestselling novel was adapted into a film in 2019, starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.


Read the chapter-by-chapter Summary & Analysis, a Full Book Summary, or Full Book Analysis of Five Feet Apart.


See a complete Character List for Five Feet Apart, as well as in-depth analysis of its most important characters.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the main themes, motifs, and symbols in Five Feet Apart.


Here's where you'll find important quotes from Five Feet Apart and explanations of them.


Go to to get your copy of these helpful resources.