The Fault in Our Stars - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

John Green (author)
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Chapter 1 Summary

By the time Hazel is 17, her mother thinks she is depressed. Hazel says depression is one of the side effects listed in the cancer pamphlets that she reads. Hazels says depression is a side effect of dying rather than the cancer itself. She describes the cancer survivor support group her mother forces her to attend.

One Wednesday afternoon, Hazel is arguing with her mom about going to support group. She relents because she says the only thing worse than dying of cancer is disappointing her parents. Because her thyroid cancer has gotten into her lungs, Hazel has an oxygen tank, so she wheels it in to the church where the group meets when her mom drops her off for the meeting.

Hazel is getting lemonade from the refreshment table when she notices a new boy that is her age staring at her. The boy continues to stare...

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