Updated 21 June 2003, 16.20
OOTP is finally out!
Did you stay up half the night to soak up the excitement? CBBC Newsround website did!
Hi newsround, im glad Harry Potters out. I think your show is so cool. Please say hi to all my friends, Vazzy and Bex.
i have just got the book im on page 58 and its the best book every.
from sayward, daventry
hiya, i went to wh smiths to get da book, i couldn't resist reading some last night, so i read the first chapter, then i woke up and ive already read ova 100 pages! Harry potter rox!
Roxy, 14, Wareham
I've just found out who dies in the book and I'm crying. It's really sad!
Besma, 11, London
i got my book at 12.05 and I was so happy I almost cried right there in line. i couldn't believe it was actually in my hands. One day I'm gonna meet JK Rowling and I will thank her so gratefully. JK Rowling, I can't think of a better author than you and you have such a great personality. You're terrific and you should've seen the line outside Borders book store last night! I give you permission to take as long as you have to on the 6th and 7th book because your real fans will wait as long as it takes.
Erica, 13, Charlotte, USA
I woke up really early to get mine... now I'm on page 460!!!!!!!!! It's really good, but i want to know who dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caoimhe, 13, Dublin
Hello, I just got my book in the post and i cant wait to start reading it. YAAAAAYYYYYY, to Jk 4 writing another great book and im dreading the part when some1 has to die. I hope it aint Hagrid but i have a feeling that it might b him. Also the cover is great!!!!!
Kim, 12, London
My book should be comin in the mail today!! I ordered it over the internet and they shipped it like 3 days ago, so I'm hopin it comes today!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)
Vikki, 14, Pittsburgh, USA
Mine was awesome! I went to a release party at a bookstore around here, and some of my friends from school were there, which I wasn't expecting! They had raffles, people were all dressed up, it was so much fun! And I got REALLY excited when they said: "It's 12:01am, June 21st, let the games begin!". I finally got my book after awhile, and this has been, and was, my best Potter experience EVER!
Kayleigh, 14, Connecticut, USA
I think the new Harry Potter book is great, I have one
Kez, 11, Morningside Wishaw
I am English and a little bit Scottish, well i live in Brunei, which is on the island off Borneo, it's near Australia. Well i have to wait till July to get mine. Think how lucky you kids in the UK are. I woke up this morning my time and counted down the minutes till it came out in the UK. WELL DONE JK YOU MAKE IT!!! We will be with you all the time, never stop writing about Harry Potter.
Eleanor, 12, Brunei
Hi news round! I got my book this morning and its great! I'm going back to it in a mo, i juss needed da loo. I'm back in Harry's world, hooray!
Tasha, 11, London
I can't wait till i get OOTP!!!! i'm getting it on Monday cos i ordered it from my school! i soooo wanna know who dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAH I'm going mad!
Shanti, 13, Oxford
My OOTP is comin by post and I'm still waiting 4 it. As soon as i read it, I'll go straight 2 the newsround msg board!
Anika, 14, Leicester
i'm going in to town with my friend at 1 pm (hopefully the crowds wood have died down!) and we'll be dressed up as the big mean spiders in book 2. we can't wait. hope every ones enjoying their own copy. see ya in the queue!
Siny, 11, Reading
iv been queuing since 6oclock last nite + im at home on chapta 3 now
Tasha, 11, Erith
It was amazing! We queued up for an hour across the Tesco store!! When I finally got the book in my hands I gave a little yelp!
Sibyl, 12, Stockport
i was at Tecos and there was quite a big queue - everyone rushed over and grabbed one and we got to near the front of the queue and got away at about 1205
Ellen, 12, Macclesfield
I was at a bookshop in Edinburgh and guess who turned up? JK Rowling!! It was amazing!
Jo, CBBC Newsround Website
OMG!!!D bk is finally in my hands afta w8in 4 sooo many yrs!ahhh!im estatic!ooo,now ive jst got 2 read it,wont take me long!
Jessica,15, Wolverhampton Asda
I have just got my OOTP book! Its so exciting! And we also got photoed 4 our local newspaper! And got interviewed 4 a norweigen radio station! Cool or wot
I have just arrived at Hammicks in Worcester, its about 12:10 and its absolutely buzzing! My dad reckons that there are at least 300 ppl in da que!
I work 4 waterstones piccadilly, and im hme away frm the madness! Early start 2moz tho! Enjoy readin u potter fanatics!
We have just been to a harry potter party where there were real live owls and lots of people dressed up! we have just bought our books!
David and Tom
hi! there is a queue a mile long! im just screaming my head off and getting funny looks! cant wait a okotu longer!
1/2 an hour to go! the queues growing and so is the excitement!
Marrissa, 13, Bolton
IM GETTING MY COPY 2MORROW. JUST WATCHING THE VIRTUAL QUEUE B4 I GO 2 SLEEP 2 GET READY 4 A MARATHON READ
were now at the front of a q of about 50-70!!!!let us in!
Yo. Bex agen. Me and me m8z dont no about sum1 dyin IN ootp but there a plenty of us dyin FOR ootp!
Hi news round im in the queue 4 hp in bluewater its really boring but im sure itll be worth the wait.
Still in Stevenage at Ottakers. The queues have gone round the corner, and there are talks off who dies. Everyone is eagerly waiting.
Im in asda west bridgford waitin! Quite shrt que!
Im in manchester & iv bin playin snake on my fone 4 2hours non stop!less dan an hour 2 go!
Danny in Manchesterxxx
Im in Stevenage @ Ottakers.Ther r abt 10 ppl here.It wsnt advertised well.Aah well.Im in full Slytherin costume &will cum back tmrw 4 the fancydress comp.
I am in borders at the front of the q. reading is killing boredom. but thay are moving us around alot.
Hey nr. Im chillin outside waterstones. My friends fretin, cuz im gonna get ootp b4 her! Its gonna b WANDerful man!
Im sat outside Hammicks in a long queue and its v exciting!
Sarah, 15, Basingstoke
Hi! were at the very front of the queue!theres only about 7 behind us tho + theyre all adults! :-s we can see all the books throo the window.hurry up midnight
I feel excited like harry when hes waiting to see the sorting hat and be sorted into gryffindor house!!!!!
Wev just won the quiz (me,cuzin+my m8)coz we swotd up in biology-faild r biology xam of course! We r in borders-we cnt w8 4the book! hp rox!
Hi newsround im just about to leave to go to bluewater im dressed as hermione
Hi i am stuck at home. Got to get the book tomoro. Oh my god. Going to be first to finish tho wont sleep till i do.
Im in waterstones in manchester city centre and there are not many people here, so i can get the book quickly!!!
From Jaime Louise, Manchester.
Hey newsround! i am 2nd in the Q at waterstones with my little sis (lil bo peeps). hi to all the ppl i no on the nr msg brds!
Hi Newround i am at Waterstones in Manchester at the front with my friends. It is great we r playing HP related games. Only 2 hours to go!
Olivia 13 Manchester
I am the first boy in manchester to get the new harry potter book
just got in que. am 2nd person!
lil bo peeps, 13, ilford.
Im queuing outside waterstones 2nite, il txt again when i get there. Im so excited!
Lisa, 15 scotland
Im going 2 tescos in a minute. I cant wait. All my m8s r really jealous! And it makes a change from the usual friday nite homework!
Luv kate x x x
we wil b queuing at 11.30 and reading things from books and dressin up as characters in wellingborough
Hi newsrnd im wlkn thru town now drssd as a slyth student wiv a witch hat no1 else is here yet! so im 1st
Me & my best friend av been countin down since january! We r gonna b outside waterstones in bolton at 9! IM SO EXCITED!
Iam going 2 Nottingham tonight and am getting the new Harry Potter book The Order of the Phoenix. I am so looking 4word 2 it and I cant wait,
love from L
I'm waiting until tomorrow to get the book. I'm a massive Harry Potter fan but I need to get some sleep in advance! Once I get the book I wont be having any until I finish it!
Michael, 13, Stockport
Oh my gosh I'm in the queue only five and a half hours to go!
@This is the most amazing night of my life! I'm in the group at the front of the queue at Waterstones in Piccadilly and everyone here is going MAD!
I nt in a q @ t moment bt2mrw I goin2a bukstore whr Chris Rankin(Percy Weasley)wil b!I cnt w8.Il keep u updated wen im thr!
The bookshop I ordered my book in doesn't open till 8 in the morning so I have 2 w8 till then.
I am in the queue at Waterstones and so excited. Less than 5 hours to go! Ra!
Love Katy x
I can't wait until the book comes out. I've got a HP room.
Aimee, 8, Scotland
Just cant w8 4 OOTP - it's going 2 b WIZARD! ;) Go go Gryffindor!
Emily Cheryl & Sian (qing @Piccadilly Circus!) xx
I'm waitin' outside a shop and I'm da only 1there-loner
Hey u potty ppl! Its buzzin' here in Grimsby! For the weekend Ottakars is called Pottakars! How Potterific is that!!
We're going to a massive bookshop in London's Piccadilly and we're going to speak to everyone in the queue there!
Phil & Neil, CBBC Newsround
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