What is a summary of chapters 1–10 of Five Feet Apart?

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In chapter 1, Stella arrives at the hospital for yet another stay and goes about decorating her room. She gets a visit from her friends, who are about to leave on their senior class trip. Thanks to her cystic fibrosis, Stella has to miss the trip. She is thrilled, however,...

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In chapter 1, Stella arrives at the hospital for yet another stay and goes about decorating her room. She gets a visit from her friends, who are about to leave on their senior class trip. Thanks to her cystic fibrosis, Stella has to miss the trip. She is thrilled, however, to find that her friend Po is also in the hospital. She is far less thrilled to learn that there’s a new patient who lends his room to his friends so they can have sex.

In chapter 2, we meet Will, who has also just arrived for cystic fibrosis treatment. He and Stella get in a fight about the fact that he loaned his room to his friends, and he learns that she makes YouTube videos about her struggle with the disease.

In chapter 3, Stella gets started with her treatment regimen. She notices that her G-tube is infected and has a long chat with Po, during which he suddenly cannot breathe.

In chapter 4, Will admits to the reader that he has been binge-watching Stella’s videos. His mother comes to visit, and they get in a fight about how he’s not taking his disease and treatment seriously enough. He sneaks onto the roof of the hospital to get away from it all. He realizes that Stella has seen him from her room and gets into a major coughing fit while dangerously close to the edge of the roof.

Chapter 5 starts with Stella charging up to the roof to check on Will and confront him. The two get in another big fight, but by the end of the chapter, Stella reaches the unfortunate conclusion that part of her has started to care about him.

Chapter 6 sees the two strike a deal: Will will follow his treatment plan according to Stella’s standards and with the help of her app. In exchange, she will allow him to draw her.

In chapter 7, Stella heads to Will’s room to get everything set up for his medical regimen. Will is amazed to learn that Stella has written an entire treatment app from scratch.

In chapter 8, Will proves himself unreliable, so Stella decides they will do their treatments together over video calls. The two begin to flirt, and Will realizes that for the first time in ages he doesn’t feel alone.

In chapter 9, Stella’s mom comes to visit for lunch, and Stella is reminded of how badly her parents would fall apart if she were to die. This thought is particularly strong in light of the fact that her G-tube infection has worsened. After lunch, she meets Will at the hospital gym, and as agreed, she allows him to draw her.

Chapter 10 sees Will get started on a new drug to fight is B-Cepacia. After the treatment, he delivers his drawing of Stella to her room. He touches a nerve when he mentions Stella’s sister, Abby, and later realizes that Abby is dead.

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