The Best American Short Stories of the Century - 369-492 Summary & Analysis

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369-492 Summary

"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Connie. Connie and her family don't get along very well. Connie goes with her friends to the movies on a regular basis and are dropped off by one of the girl's fathers. Sometimes the girls do go to the movies but often they leave the movie theater and go to where older kids hang out at a restaurant. While they are there Connie sees a guy who tells her that he is going to get her. She ignores the boy and thinks nothing more of him. On Sunday Connie's family gets up and gets ready to go to a family barbecue and Connie refuses to go because it won't be any fun. Connie is allowed to stay home.

Connie has the radio on when someone drives up outside her...

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