I used to not like the Harry/Ginny shipping. I complained that it was too sudden, something was amiss, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ginny’s character especially in the book!verse. Then, while going back over the series, I suddenly got it. The series is told from Harry’s point of view (duh, me!). He is your average every day teenage boy. He doesn’t notice Ginny because he’s so busy going after the unobtainable eye candy (Cho Chang) to really see what’s in front of him because despite the prophecy, and the Chosen One nonsense, he’s still a normal hormonal teenage boy. Then one day he looks at Ginny and he realizes, “Hey! My best friend’s sister is actually kind of hot and we actually have common interests. I bet I could convince her to name one of our children after Dumbledore and that one teacher I hate.”
Meanwhile, Ginny is just doing her thing. She’s not pulling a Bella Swan and sitting comatose in her room for 4 books while Harry’s working his stuff out. She’s dating other boys, exploring her options. People call her a slut for doing that but is it really slutty to date different guys. I mean, you aren’t going to marry the first guy that comes knocking, are you? Plus, she’s proving to the world that she can be just as good at things like DADA and Quidditch as all of her brothers. Even when Harry dumps her at the end of Half-Blood Prince, she’s holds her head high and waits for him to come back to her.
And that’s why I love her.
Well, that and the fact that she hexed Rita Skeeter for badmouthing her family in the latest short story on Pottermore.