Way to spoil the epilogue, pete!
what's with the Malfoys just giving up?
is this based mostly on the fact that V insulted him by taking his wand?
after reading Half, i thought maybe Malfoy would turn totally good, and he did sorta.
That was part of what I meant by things not happening that I was hoping for. There was so much douchebaggery committed by the Malfoy family that you want them to, at the very least, go broke at the end, after taunting the Weasleys through 6 previous books about their financial status. Narcissa's betrayal of Voldemort wasn't really enough for me in that respect. If the only way to find Draco would have been to kill Harry and everyone in Hogwarts, she would have tried to find a way to do it. So letting them off the hook without some degree of punishment is this universe's equivalent of letting Nazi war criminals off the hook just because Hitler is dead.
Draco has always been a coward, so I was hoping for a moment when he would quit being a punkass and actively save Harry's life or quit being a punkass and think he's got the balls to be Voldemort.
Plus, the ending (before the epilogue) was too abrupt. I was really hoping for a scene where Harry has to take his Defense Against the Dark Arts N.E.W.T. and he just sits there and laughs or writes, "My name is Harry Potter" for every answer.