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A&P

A&P

by John Updike

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

PG-13

This is a story about a 19-year-old guy watching three girls in bathing suits walk around a grocery store. There is no overt mention of sex, but the story is told in a sexually provocative way, so we have a pretty good idea what's on Sammy's mind.

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