A few days later, Hazel attends Augustus’s funeral. Again she marvels to see so many people she never even knew were a part of his life. She speaks briefly with his parents, who hug her and tell her that Augustus’s love for her was real, not just a frivolous teen thing. Hazel wonders why they are bothering to tell her what she already knows. As the conversation ends, she reflects that speaking to them feels “like stabbing and being stabbed.”
There is an open coffin, and Hazel takes off her oxygen tube so she can say good-bye to Augustus without its help. “I love you...
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