"I wrote the best book I could, and I'm confident I stayed true to the characters I'd been writing for so many years. It's disappointing to have people impugn my character in such a personal way, but I hope on the whole that many people are entertained by the book and find it a satisfying end to Sookie's adventures,"
I haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse books, and won't. The last vampire novel I read was King's Salem's Lot.
However, I've seen some of the drama unfold online... Whatever else she's feeling, I'm sure that Charlaine Harris is pleased with the reaction to the final book. She created characters people care about, and that's everything an author could want.
(Corrections made after generous tweet from Steve Tannuzzo @BostonProWriter -- mental block, dislike all things vampire.)