I just read it again. Well, read the ending again anyway. The "Camping camping 8D" was boring enough when I was skimming. Apart from the bit in Godric's Hollow where Harry visits his parents grave. That made me feel sad.
I do admit that I had to slog through the pretentious prose in order to recognise the emotional impact of the story. King's Cross, for instance, was lovely once you got past the silly wording of the sentences. It isn't a problem exclusive to Harry Potter though. Lots and lots of books share this trait though, (including many quite famous one) so I can see where she might have decided "Oh I know! I'll word the sentences in a way that'll make sure no eight year old will ever be able to understand! The critics will love me! 8D".
But why did she decide to kill off all those extra people? I can see where Lupin might have to die (to be a ghost for Harry to see in the forest) and where Fred might have to (to incite Mrs Weasley to attack Crazy Bella) but I can't see any justification for any of the other deaths. Especially not Dobby's. Bitch, why you got to do that?
And this may be an unpopular point of view but...I don't think Mrs Weasley should have killed Bella. Since Bella was Voldemort's deputy shouldn't Ron and Hermione have done it seeing as they were Harry's? Besides, it would give them something to do apart from sitting around being mentioned in passing.
I thought the epilogue was...nice. It was good to see that Harry is able to put the terror of the war behind him and become what appears to be a well-adjusted person with a wife and family. Although I thought he'd have done better with Luna than Ginny. Because, you know, she actually appeared in the story more than twice, but whatever.
Could have done without those names though. Bloody Hell. James, Lily then "Albus Severus"?
Ah, cheer up emo kid. It's a kid's book. The heroes are invincible for the most part. Did you really expect with fifty pages to go, she'd kill off the main character? Besides, it was pretty obvious from the get go that Voldemort would die.
It's a children's book. And as with most other children's books, everything is predictable. You don't expect Sheltie the Shetland pony to suddenly throw Emma, his rider, and break her neck do you? They're the on-rail shooters of the book world. The key is to not complain when things you expected to happen happen and just enjoy the way they happen, to sit back and enjoy the ride.