"Boys," a word that parents of a fifteen-year-old girl do not want to hear, and I am saying this from experience.
She spoke of going to a friend’s house and having her friend’s father drive them to the shopping mall so that they could walk around and socialize or go see a movie.
I found that this related very closely with my own experiences of being fifteen years old because it was always someone else’s parents driving my friends and I to the movies or to the mall.
Connie can not possibly be prepared for what Arnold has in store for her, since she was not properly taught about having morals.
The family did not have any strong ties with each other to protect Connie from any harm.