So, how did it hit you? Did you weep, sob, get angry?? Did your favorites survive, or did they become casualties of JK's mighty pen??
I expected Snape to die and was pretty sure I would prove myself right as I read through the 7th book. I felt that it was an honorable and justified death and Professor Snape couldn't have ended the Potter books on a better note. I was sobbing at that point in the novel (among many others). I also had bets going that Neville would die avenging his parents and I was obviously wrong on that one. I figured he would be the one to kill off Bellatrix, but Mrs. Weasley did an awesome job of that!
I was quite upset at the death of Hedwig and knew that if something like that happen so early on, we were in for a crazy ride. When Mad-Eye perished I was surprised, but not quite as emotionally attached so it was alright. I absolutely lost it when Fred died. I really thought the Weasley's would be "safe" after George's ear was lobbed off!
The only deaths that I wasn't really ok with were those of Tonks and Lupin, as I explained yesterday. If Rowling isn't going to be writing anymore books in the series, I didn't think it was fair to leave another child parent-less. Someone had made a comment on my posting yesterday, saying that maybe things were coming full circle...which is an excellent point, but it still made me depressed for poor Teddy!