The problem is that representation won't make a shitty book good out of a sudden... I was really happy in the beginning of the series to see a Latino character, but then he turned to be a very badly developed character.... I really wish HoO had been a great series, because it surely had potential, but it just wasn't :/
Yes, for some if us, the books are shitty. I have been very vocal about my dislike for BoO but I am also an adult reading a book meant for kids, kids who read and love this book and see themselves in the characters. I hope that I had a Leo growing up, because I know that while my 24 years old self finds a lot of flaws on him, 10 years old me would have loved him no matter what.
Here is the thing, as much as we love the series, this series are not made for us, but for little kids and yes, those little kids love the book and don’t see the flaws, they don’t think they are shitty books, they want to grow up and be like Piper, Annabeth, Percy, Reyna, Leo! And they deserve the representation and I am going to defend this book series for this little kids and the next generation.