Fans React To JK Rowling's New Children's Book & Basically, Everybody's Got Feelings
It’s been more than eight years since the Harry Potter series ended and our hearts were crushed forever. And though JK Rowling didn’t go into hiding herself (or even stop writing for that matter), her fans are constantly speculating what the novelist’s next move will be. And now, here we are: This morning, it was announced that JK Rowling’s next novel will be a kids’ book. Immediately thereafter, the Twitterverse erupted in a somewhat predictable fit of joy.
In case you were wondering, Rowling has been busy. She is currently hard at work promoting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part play which will expand on the stories we’ve come to love. And when she isn’t rooting for Scotland in the Rugby World Cup, she is tweeting to her 5.8 million followers about her new mystery novel, Career of Evil. Oh, yeah, and she openly talks about HP theories. Can’t get enough of that.
So anyway, what do we know so far? For one, Rowling will be penning the book under her own name, unlike she did when she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Though we don’t yet know when the novel will grace bookshelves, or what it will be about, fingers crossed more details will spill out soon. In the meantime, though, it’s been pretty difficult for most of us to contain our excitement.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter has basically been in a frenzy over the announcement all morning. Here's just a sampling so far of some fan reactions:
ERMAGERD J.K. Rowling is writing another children's book! My heart has a happy at this news!— Daisy (@DBetweenpages) November 2, 2015
it's a CHILDREN'S BOOK but who cares it's jk rowling— angela (@anjsnow) November 3, 2015
Some are hoping that it reaches Harry Potter-status:
J.k rowling is going to start on a new children's book omg would it be awesome as harry potter that is the most important question— al (@aliamazidi) November 3, 2015
...And some are demanding Rowling get writing. Right. Now.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE TILL IT'S DONE PLEASE. J.K. Rowling has begun work on children's novel - Mashable https://t.co/VQD68xaTUV— Matthew Wright (@allzwright) November 3, 2015
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