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Ok, I had heard that somebody was going to die in this book, that it hurt JK to even write the death scene. Did anybody think it was a bit of a let down when Black ate it? From the talk I thought it was going to be Hagrid, or at least Mr Weasley. But Black? While I like the character I didn't have nearly as much vested in him as a lot of the other characters.

It also feels to me as if Snape is being set up for really big things in the last book. There is the constant reminder that you should believe everything that you hear, that you should give a person a chance. Still, Snape is demonized by the rest of the Order and by the kids as well, only Hermionie and Dumbledore seem to give him half a chance. We have been shown again and again how James Potter picked on Snape, but how Snape still fought against Voldermort. Dunno, it seems to me as if JK is setting him up to smack the kids with a big ole bag of I told you so.

While I dug the book, it did seem to me to be a set up for the next ones. Voldermort didn't do a whole lot in this book, merely tried to get his mits on the prophesy.

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