Okay. I went camping over the weekend, so I had a lot of time to read, reread, and think about the sixth story. My favorite thing about this story is that Dumbledore is killed. I know, you're thinking I am an ass or something very close to that, but listen. If Dumbledore had lived, the next book would have Harry returning to Hogwarts, Dumbledore standing over him, guiding him, protecting him. Now that he's gone, Harry is forced to realize noone is untouchable, giving him that much more determination. It strengthened him for the final battle, which draws ever closer. And for J. K. Rowling, it shows that she is a true writer, following her vision of how it should go, no matter what. She caught a lot of flack for killing of Sirius, and she could have changed the whole story around, leaving Dumbledore alive, pleaseing the people. But, it shows that she has matured from a woman writing on napkins in a coffee house to one of the greatest writers of our time. Now, for my least favorite part: Dumbledore DIED!!! I know it was my favorite, but he was my favorite character.