Gakuen Alice - continue or not?
I started to read through volume 7 of Gakuen Alice and I realized that I was feeling bored and not caring about what happens and I'm starting to wonder whether I should continue or not.
I'm usually fond of anime/manga of people with special powers and I sort of enjoy titles like Psychic Academy and Zettai Karen Children. However the tone here when dealing with the special powers gives me feelings ranging from embarassingly childish to cringingly silly.
The only character that is really catching my attention now is Sumire Shoda and I don't think there's going to be too much focus on her. And I have the feeling that the story is going to focus on Mikan and Natsume getting together. And personally I don't give a damn - Natsume is too much like your typical shoujo hero who acts angsty and mean with a trouble past and then through "the miracle of love" (sarcasm implied), turns over a new leaf. I have not been given any compelling reason to care about him as he seems too much like a shoujo cliche.
It's true that my interest in shoujo manga has been declining over the years as I gravitate more towards seinen but I picked this up initially hoping that the story would pull me in the way Kodomo no Omocha did but it hasn't happened yet. So, continue or not?