A Reader posted a review at 2007-07-17 07:50:33.
Being an avid Slytherin fan, it's not hard to see why this is my favorite book in the series. This book gives the villains of the series a lot more page time than usual and I've come to consider it much like an "Empire Strikes Back" of the books. (Not to mention that the ESB was also my favorite of the SW films/books.)
I can understand the pitfalls that people see with this book, but I still love it (even with Harry/Ginny- *barf time*). This book reinforced my belief that Hermione is a crazy bitch (and I adore her for it), Harry could defeat Voldemort (if he stops eating those angst! Cheerios), Ron is clueless (but ultimately a good guy and if he and Hermione don't get together in the next book I'll scream), Ginny is the biggest "Mary-Sue" I've ever read about (where did you go likable Ginny of old?!), and Draco needs a hug (along with a smack in the face).
I didn't like Dumbledore much *gasp* because I felt he was very manipulative behind that lemon drops facade, and while I love the baddies- I love upfront bad guys. So needless to say, I didn't mourn his death much. Besides I'm certain he'll be back in some form a la Gandalf and Obi-Wan. Oh and Severus Snape is not evil. The End.