Chances are, I’ll be posting something later with my full opinions on the book, spoilers and all (but you’ll be warned first!). For, now, though:

It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me want to just grab Harry by the shoulders and SHAKE him.

And now it’s over. I loved it. There were points when I was angry at Rowling for the fates of certain characters, but the fact that I cared so much is only a testament to her remarkable talent at creating characters I could care so deeply about.

I stayed up all night to read it. Had I not read the epilogue, I would have been able to say, “I was not disappointed.” If you haven’t read it yet, just skip the epilogue. It’s kind of terrible. Until then, though, it’s probably my favorite book of the series.

And now, it’s really, truly, over. Never again will millions of people dress up in costumes and line up at midnight for an a book. It was great. But now it’s over. Not to say I won’t reread the books (in fact I reread book six on Sunday), but it will never be the same.

I’m one of those who have pretty much grown up with Harry. And now, it’s over. Thanks, Ms Rowling, for making his last adventure an amazing one (minus the epilogue).

My favorite quote: “After all this time?” “Always.” (Which you won’t get unless you’ve read the book so it’s not a spoiler).

Update: My Shelfari review. It says basically the same thing as this blog post but is longer and as such goes into more detail. Still spoiler-free.

(It’s posted on a blog I’ve created to make up for WordPress’s lack of a “cut” feature like that of LJ. It’s not a real blog, just a place to put stuff.)