i mean, i always viewed kendra not making many mistakes as her just being extremely cautious and kind of hesitant to a fault, which was why i could relate to her and loved her so much, but i read these books at a young age before i was very critical of writing, so i also see what you mean. i’d probably feel that way if i read them for the first time now. she does get a little more spunky in books 4 and 5, and you’ll see some emotional fallout from the events of book 3.