Hazel is mostly at home due to her illness. She stays home alone most of the time waiting for her mom to get home from work. She tends to stay locked in her bedroom a lot.
Hazel went to the mall with her friend Gus one evening after school. Her mom would be back after a few hours to pick her up, sense she cant be out for a long period of time. Even though she is 33 years old.
She met up with her friend Gus. Gus had to tell her terrible news. That he had Cancer and would die very soon. They both now struggle with the same illness.
Hazel and Gus go home. Gus ends up getting infected and Hazel calls the police. The hospital tells Gus he will get better but only has some time to live.
Later on, Hazel receives a devasting phone call. Guse's cancer accelerated. He passed away. Hazel was heartbroken, she had to deal with his death and it was very hard for her.
The theme is to respect the time that you have with family or friends. Time is limited. Spend all the time you have with your favorite people.