Could not believe Dumbledore died. Until Jordan said the most obvious statement ever: Dumbledore dies, cause Voldemort can only be scared of one person and in the fifth book that has to be Harry. Or something like that. It just made me realize that there's no way it would be Harry vs. Voldemort if Dumbledore were still around, because Dumbledore would die to save Harry. As was just made clear. And I think I cried the most whenever they mentioned Hagrid crying over Dumbledore. And I really liked that Harry could smile about him at the funeral.
Harry and Ginny was so cute. Loved the first kiss scene. Can't wait to see it in theaters. Speaking of, I think there are definitely scenes in here that were written with an idea of "this will look great on film" in the background. I'm not saying that it takes away from the book at all, I just think that that was something she thought of while writing a few scenes.
I also really liked that this book made the Chamber of Secrets a whole lot more significant. It always bugged me that CoS never seemed to really move much more of the story along, the main plot at least. Anyway, for me this book just made me see CoS as being more important and definitely more interesting, I'll probably reread it now.
And I never liked Snape. Never ever never.