The Question and Answer section for Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
You might consider that Connie, like most teenagers, is in search of independence and identity as she nears adulthood.
Connie's idea of fun involves going shopping, hanging out at the drive-in, and flirting with boys.
Connie's mother is annoyed by her daughter's preoccupation with her appearance, and the amount of time she spends looking in mirrors.