Yup – I say the above pretty much nails the overall feeling in Health.
It is a bit creepy to read about the pre-teen main character going into, and being briefly spied on during a tanning session.
Mid-80s teens tanning?
I can’t seem to remember any girls that were in the 8th or 9th grade with me going to tanning sessions. Sure, I think they spent time at the pool…or in their back yards working on a tan – but not at tanning salons.
Williams does a great job dropping hints of the future “youth-worship” society we live in today.
The kids are working too hard to look older and the adults are working too hard at looking like kids, and there is this weird mid-point where the two ages intersect.
The downward spiral of