I wasn't shocked by Dumleldore's death. I agree with B on that one. I was pretty much waiting for the Harry/Ginny thing. As far as for him suddenly liking her, hey he's a teenager, that's not unheard of...Hell, I know adults like that. It took him some time to recognize his feelings for her. He said earlierish(pretty sure that's not a word) in the book that once on their way back to school, Harry forgot that Ginny didn't hang around them much at school because of Dean. He had gotten used to her being around during the summer. Anyways, I thought this would happen sooner or later. The Lupin/Tonks thing suprised me a bit. I mean, I thought they might make a decent pair in the last book and there were rumors that the two would hook up. But, I didn't really know if JK would go there or not.