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And the title for the final Harry Potter book is...

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122246__potter_lAfter teasing us with a story about how she’s been dreaming about Harry Potter recently, J.K. Rowling has given her fans the best holiday present of all: the name of her seventh and final HP book! (Well, a release date for said book would be great too, but hey, I’m not complaining.) And the winner is…  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Creepy. And reinforcing of the whole “I’m going to kill off two more characters” thing. It’s not exactly what I was expecting, but then, none of her titles ever are. It definitely doesn’t sound PG-rated though, and I’m sure it’s going to give younger readers a shock.

Almost as great as learning the new title was the method Rowling used to reveal the title on her website: through a game of hangman. This isn’t just any game, however — you must first click through a series of clues after being transported to another room courtesy of the eraser on her homepage (it’s a portkey!). If you get tired of trying to navigate the clues yourself, check out this set of hints. You lazy Muggle.

addCredit(“Daniel Radcliffe: Murray Close”)