Hazel is depressed and the doctor and his mother agree to send her to a weekly Support Group, which is held in a church basement by an overenthusiastic group leader named Patrick.
Hazel goes to support group for the first time and finds it depressing, but she is able to communicate by sighs with Isaac who has eye cancer and sports a glass eye, while Patrick repeats his story.
While watching America's Next Top Model with her mother Hazel refuses to attend Support Group. But her mother disagrees, telling her that she deserves a life.
At Support Group Hazel sees a new person in attendance named Augustus. The new kid is a good-looking, they stared at each other until the boy looks away. They discussed his fear and share their story of cancer.
Afterward, Augustus makes his way over to Hazel and begins a proper conversation. Augustus tells Hazel that she's beautiful and compares her to Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta. Augustus asks Hazel if she'll come over to watch a movie with him. When he pulls out a cigarette, she's immediately disgusted.
He explains himself and says that it's actually a metaphor, since he never ever lights the cigarette. She runs up to her mom's car and informs her that she will be watching a movie at Augustus's house.