Harry Potter Release Date Announced

Mark your calendars for a late night trip to the book store–the final Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released July 21. As with previous books, it will be available for sale at midnight. The last book was the fastest selling book in history, selling 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours. I suspect the final book will top this. While I bought one copy of previous books which was shared at home, I bet I’m not the only one in this situation who will feel compelled to buy more than one copy of the final copy as it will be harder to wait to start the book.

Harry Potter also made the news recently when pictures were published of Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry in the movies. He currently has a nude role in the play Equus. I wonder if the religious right, which has already opposed the Harry Potter books, will use this as an additional reason to boycott the book.

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