You have to understand that the really weird thing about Sara is how normal she is in spite of having parents like Drew and Inez who eat raw food and sit around on the floor and drive a secondhand garbage truck. Sara has to cook her own hamburgers (inventing alphabetical variations like D-burgers and L-burgers) and is pretty lonely until she meets Fat Glenda (""and when I say fat, I don't mean fat. I mean FAT""). Through (mostly) thick and thin, Sara sticks by her very unhappy friend who, rejected and rejecting, is the story's most palpable character, and she herself is a likable kid. But (unlike Sara) ""I won't even tell you"" all the stuff about Drew and Inez and the ""pixilated"" things they do because (like Sara) ""I need all the friends I can get."" Funny but facile -- call it broadside humor.