In case you haven't heard the news: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be released June 21,2003. Here are some confirmed facts about the new book!
*It is over one third longer than "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
*Dumbledore is going to clear up everything for Harry- what his parents did, and why things have been happening, etc.
*the three surviving makers of the Marauder's Map make appearances
*There will be a female DADA professor
*Somebody "the fans give a damn about" will die- oh no!
THE FOLLOWING ARE RUMORS
*Snape falls for the new DADA teacher (I think I read this in an interview somewhere, so it could very well be a fact)
*Snape poses as a Death Eater (I think this is true- all evidence leads up to it)
*Crookshanks once belonged to Lily Evans/Potter (could be, I suppose)
*Dumbledore dies (I think it's a possibility in the 7th book, but not the 5th)
*Percy becomes a Death Eater
*One of the Weasleys (largely rumored to be either Fred of George) dies
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