The way Ms. Rowling finally started to flesh out the Slytherin's and give them a more rounded personality was cool. The way she finally (finally, after 5 books!) fleshed out Ginny, the obviously intended love interest for Harry, was just irritating.From Book 2, anybody could tell that Harry + Ginny = meant-to-be in J.K. Rowling's world. I don't know about anyone else who read the series, but I was second-guessing myself about that by book 5. Not because of Cho or any other obviously temporary love interest, but because as a character, Ginny was not fleshed out at all. It's possible that Ms. Rowling just wanted the reader to "see" Ginny through Harry's eyes, and therefore didn't flesh her character out until she was ready for them to get together. Whatever her thought process, it was . . . not the best way to go. By keeping Ginny a fairly one-dimensional character through most of the series and then suddenly introducing her as girl-fantastic (Hi, I'm Ginny! I can do impressions! And play Quidditch like a rock star! Also, I beat up Slytherin's and mock them cruelly! I rock at magic, too! And I'm funny and beautiful with lots of boyfriends!) J.K. made Ginny a complete throw-away character.Which, interestingly, Harry does. He breaks up with her to go fight a war that he takes her brother (his best friend) and Hermione on -- so what, he loves his friends more than his girl? He's willing to allow them their independence and decision to fight with him, but orders Ginny to stay away? What a jerk. And then, of course, when it's all over -- hello, Ginny, how nice, you waited for me! Life is predictably perfect!Sorry, this was actually a great book. Just don't read book 7. Harry kills Voldemort in an obvious Christian parallel. That's about it.