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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>Summary of A. R. Barton’S “Going Places” Review

Summary of A. R. Barton’S “Going Places”

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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‘Going Places’ is the story of an adolescent girl called Sophie. She hero worshipped a footballer called Danny Casey. She thought he loved her, she loved him but she was disillusioned at last. The story in fact tells us one of the characteristics of an adolescent. Sophie was a young girl in school. She had all sorts of unrealistic dreams. She would own a boutique shop. She would earn the necessary capital by working as a natural manager without training and experience or working as an actress. She would not realize that she would end up working in the local biscuit factory as the girls of poor families like hers usually did. She was passing through her adolescence, eager to enter the adult world like her brother Geoff. One day she met Danny Casey, a talented footballer of a club called the United Club. She asked for an autograph. As there was no paper and pen he promised to meet her the next Saturday and give her the autograph.
Danny Casey was a celebrated footballer. He was an idol to many including Geoff, his father and Sophie. Adolescent girls, like Sophie fall in love with such celebrities as boys fall in love with cinema actresses and girls with actors. Sophie thought that Danny was in love with her and loved her. She thought that she too loved him. She was very excited and shared the treasured secret with her brother Geoff. Neither Geoff nor her father believed in her seriously. Geoff thought that Danny must have a string of girls and he had no reason to be interested in a poor girl like Sophie. But Sophie was confident that Danny would meet her the next Saturday.
On the appointed Saturday, she walked by the bank of the canal and sat on a sheltered place waiting for Danny. She was full of excitement. She waited pretty long but there was no Danny. She began to doubt if Danny would turn up at all. She was worried to think how embarrassing it would be for her. Her brother had told her that Danny would never turn up. Now he would prove right. Her worries were not emotional but about the failure of her love. She rose to go back. Yet she hoped against hope that Danny would meet her in the arcade in front of the Royce’s Store. But Danny never turned up. Sophie’s fantasy came to an end.

Published: April 29, 2011   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what are plans of sophie after passing out school? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    Details of author A.R. Barton. View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    Did Sophie ever met Danny Casey??? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    No. Friday, February 28, 2014
  1. Answer  :    No,Sophie did not meet Danny.She lived in a male dominated family where her mother was only a shadow.In order to get attention of her father and brother she said a lie.But she carried her fantasies too far that she started to live with them. Friday, February 28, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what actually happens in the end of the story? why was she waiting there all alone? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    she realise that imagination and reality is two different things.she knew that he will not come. she became sad and despondent.(despondent-being without or almost without hope ) Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    did sophie actually meet danny casey ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    no she didn't Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  1. Answer  :    she never meet the danny casey Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was sophie feel jealous of her brother geoff ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because he doesn't speak ...only listen Thursday, January 30, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did sophie feel jealous of his brother ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Sophie thought of Geoff as grown up now. She suspected ‘areas of his life’ about which she knows nothing and he never spoke. Sophie thought when Geoff didn’t speak he was thinking of these places. They attained a special fascination for her simply because they were ‘unknown’ and beyond her reach. Monday, February 03, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    do sophie really met danny casey? or just made a false story if so than why? ( 3 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    She's a nut...ever read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"? Nuts like these exist, though they are completely harmless; these people are full time escapists who never amount to anything in life. Friday, February 28, 2014
  1. Answer  :    no she does met danny casey in real but she met him her thought he made this false story to impress her family member. Sunday, February 16, 2014
  1. Answer  :    no /..she didn't met with danny casey... she liked him...nd she also thought that danny also liked her... But he never met with him Thursday, January 30, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what were sophie thoughts as she waited by canal? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    she thought that danny will come.. and then she'll take autograph for her younger brother . And at that day she also take pen and paper Thursday, January 30, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what social economic background did sophie belong to?what are the indicators of her family's financial status? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    she belong to poor family Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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  1. 2. koya

    english

    thanks for this summary but please make it more detailed

    1 Rating Thursday, February 27, 2014
  2. 1. Shivam

    Wrong

    They never met

    2 Rating Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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