In a message posted on July 18th, J.K. Rowling addresses the rumors surrounding the last Harry Potter book, which is set to hit bookstores shortly. She writes in the diary section of her website:
We are almost there! As launch night looms, let’s all, please, ignore the misinformation popping up on the web and in the press on the plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I’d like to ask everyone who calls themselves a Potter fan to help preserve the secrecy of the plot for all those who are looking forward to reading the book at the same time on publication day. In a very short time you will know EVERYTHING!
That sounds like a reasonable enough of a request. But then again, I’m so behind in the times that I’ve yet to read my first Harry Potter book, even though I’m pretty sure I’d love it. So basically, I’d like everyone to just go ahead and not talk about the ending for the next five years or so, which is about how long it will take me to catch up. Thanks. Appreciate it.