Where else can a teenager go to hangout, without being harassed by her parents or other adults? The mall was it if you were over 16 but not yet 18, and able to go to bars, and other fun places. And especially if you were a teen who had blossomed early, and already had a firm set of tits, and a nice round ass to attract attention. There were always lots of other teens to hang with, and some cute guys, and even some older guys, with cars and money.
Christina loved to show off, and especially loved to get attention from older guys, as she fantasized about maybe running off with one of them, and getting away from her parents, who were strict and religious- a bad combination in her opinion.
Christi, as she preferred, had to change when she got to the mall, as her mom would have freaked