The two things I like most about this series are Lois herself (great in any incarnation, that character is), and the burgeoning relationship between Lois and her internet friend slash boyfriend (?)”SmallvilleGuy”, who yes, is Clark Kent aka the future Superman.
Everything else surrounding it? I do not care about. Really, at all. I do not care about any of Lois’s paper or school friends. Both mysteries have been less than engaging for me. Unfortunately, the stuff I like the least about this series is the stuff that’s front and center.
I don’t know, maybe it was just this one installment. I had similar complaints in the last book, but they were overshadowed maybe by the newness, and by Lois getting acclimated to her new city.
But really, I just want more SmallvilleGuy and Lois interactions. It would be nice if they could actually meet and save the day together physically, not just digitally. That’s always been my favorite part in Superman stories.
I would have probably liked all of this had I read it as an actual teenager, to be fair. Current teenagers, girls especially, will probably relate a lot more than I can now. (Although I know it is possible for stories about teenagers to engage me emotionally because it happens all the time. I guess this just isn’t one of them.)
I will probably read the next one. Because I need Lois and SmallvilleGuy to meet. And other stuff.