""Are you serious?" I asked. "you think thats cool? Oh, my god you just ruined the whole thing""(1.19). When Gus pulls out a cigarette in chapter 1, Hazel cant believe her eyes. After all, what reason does a cancer kid have to be messing around with cigarettes? This seriously messed with her head and she almost ended it right there if he had not explained that it was a metaphor.