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Anna Pentelow
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 09:31

ATTN POTTERHEADS: J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter Book & release day

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J.K. Rowling has just announced a new Harry Potter book - and fans are ridiculously excited.

No, you are not dreaming… this is real.

After nearly nine years, JK Rowling has made our Harry Potter hearts beat a little faster after she JUST announced there will be an 8th Harry Potter book, The Cursed Child: Parts I & II.

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That feeling we had when found out there was another HARRY POTTER BOOK!

However the eighth installment is not a traditional book. It'll be a hardback version of the script for the two-part play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

Both J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne wrote the scripted two-series book and it will be published on July 31st.

FYI that's the same day as Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s b’day!

REALTED: Dudley from Harry Potter is all grown up :( 

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According to J.K. Rowling’s official website the story follows the life of Harry as an adult. It basically takes off from the end of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. 

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

“While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places”.

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REALTED: This deleted Harry Potter scene will completely change the way you view Draco :( 

The book will take off from the final scene of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 where Harry is an adult. IMAGE | TWITTER

J.K. Rowling spoke about how lucky she was to work with dedicated 'Potter' people,

‘The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.’

Fans have taken to social media to express their excitment:

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Get excited #PotterHeads because it’s only 5 months aways

Magic is in the air!