Updated 07 May 2002, 10.26
You've read Philosopher's Stone a million times and you could recite the Goblet of Fire backwards, but it looks like you'll have to wait till the autumn to get your mitts on Potter five.
So can you bear to wait that long for your next Potter instalment?
Had you hoped it would be out over the summer? Or do you think it's exciting waiting for the book?
Tell us what you think now!
I'm bored of reading the first four books and I want something new to read.
Ben, 11, Crawley
I was REALLY hoping that Harry Potter would come out this summer. I guess it's kinda worth the wait but I still say it's taking WAY too long.
Lauren, 13, Kansas, America
Can I wait for it? No, not really. I don't think anyone can, but, if J.K.Rowling needs time to write it, then I suppose the wait will be worth it. There's no point in reading it if it's not going to be her best work. I doubt it's a marketing plan because at the moment everyone is a Potter maniac and it's starting to wear off already.
Rishita, 15, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates
I don't think I can wait much longer. I've read all four books about a million times. Is the wait just a marketing plan for us to buy more Harry Potter stuff while we're waiting?
Maggie, 13, Chicago America
I agree that JK Rowling should publish the next book soon. I've almost lost interest in Harry Potter
Katy, 9, Keswick
JK Rowling shouldn't rush herself, but make the book the best she can.
Angela, 14, Michigan, America
I was hoping to be able to get the book for my birthday, but now I'll have to wait! :(
Jessi, 13, Pittsburgh, America
I have already read the other books too many times! However, I will be moving to Scotand in the fall (autumn), where I believe Harry Potter is even bigger than here in the States. This may make it more fun!
Madelaine, 13, St Louis, America
This wait is PURE TORTURE!!! I was really hoping the next book would be out in the summer. At least we can all watch the video from May onwards. I know it's unfair to JK Rowling but it has almost TWO years!
Natalie, 14, Leicestershire
I'm mad on Harry Potter, but it will be good to have a little rest as I've read all the books five times.
Freya, 10, Bristol
Each book is one year in Harry's life. A book has been published every year until now, where there has been a gap of two years and it's not right! I think that if J.K doesn't publish soon she'll lose her audience to other authers. If it's a marketing plan to get more sales it might backfire. I don't want to be reading book 7 when I'm 20!
Aaron, 15, Bangor
I think it is unfair, after all she didn't release last year because of the film!
Sophie, 12, Worthing
I don't think that it's fair to keep moaning about the book being delayed. I am sure J K Rowling is trying her best to write book 5 as soon as possible and she must be fed up with us complaining all the time! I can't wait for the next book either but give Jo a break!
I can wait because I am reading The Lord of the Rings.
Thomas, 10, Rugby
I could what my whole life. I hate Harry Potter with a passion.
Debs, 15, Manchester
I guess now that they have delayed it even more than summer vacation, the anticipation will be greater and I will enjoy it more when I finally get to read it.
Morgan, 16, USA
I've waited month for this and now I have to wait even longer!!.
Kai, 11, Australia
I am disgusted because I am fed up of reading the same books. I have read them uncountable times and was looking foward to reading the next book. Please read out that I love Daniel Radcliffe so much, thank you.
Catherine, 13, Liverpool
I like Harry Potter books but I'm not mad on them. Besides I'm reading Lord of the Rings and it's miles better, so I can wait.
Laura, 11, Irlam
I don't mind waiting.
Even if the fifth book never comes out, the Harry Potter series are still the best.
Elsa, Hong Kong
I haven't read any of the books yet. I prefer to read Jaqueline Wilson. Harry Potter isn't really my kind of thing.
Sarah, 13, Isle of Lewis
Well I'm very upset :'( I was hoping it would be out soon so I could read it over those long boring summer hols but well I am not toooooooooooooo bothered as long as its out this year! I'm sure it will be worth the wait!!!
Sarah, 16, Chelmsford
Yeah, it's torture to wait but we should quit bothering J.K.R. She has said that she isn't sure when it is coming out, that it's not even finished yet. Shouldn't that be good enough for now?
Ashley, 14, Michagan
EVERY theory has been discussd, EVERY rumour has been heard, EVERY hint has been made. We want to see the real thing. We can't wait any longer!
Emma, 13, Chichester
I can wait, there is no point in rushing the work I wud prefer to wait if it means that the ending isn't going to be ruined coz it was rushed.
Pete, 14, Olney
HELP!!!!!! I can't wait that long! I love all the HP books but I've read all of them 94 times! What am I meant to do now?!
Alexandra, 13, Leeds
No I can't! Can anyone?
At least the film is coming out on video.
Nicholas, 11, Welwyn Garden City
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