How does it change you: becoming part of a different world, acquiring new talents? How do you cope?
It's just your everyday fantasy. Girl has dream / ends up in dream world / meets new friends and enemies ... Ho hum. What's important though? The events happen: some good, some bad. What does our reluctant heroine (if I may call her that) think about it? How does she change from a somewhat 'fluffy' girl, into the confident woman healer? How 'does' she cope with it all?
Natalie has humour, courage, and curiousity ... and she learns. She doesn't care if the dragon prefers white gold to yellow gold (and there are no dragons in her new world), she just wants it to stop chasing her. From the lightweight Part 1 (Chelden Var), through to the darker Part 3 (Elhorn Kerris), she learns about herself, and discovers new strengths within her. The story moves around the new healer, but it is merely the background to her thoughts and observations: and the experiences of the other characters. I admire the writers that can sketch, in half a page, the complete colour/taste/smell of a strange city. Natalie just wants to know, "Am I with friends?" and (probably), "Where's the nearest bar?".