Two of the characters (we don't know which yet) are due to meet an untimely demise. One could well be the boy wizard.
This could be a similar moment to when Take That split upsaid a Waterstone's spokesperson, anticipating emotional trauma of staggering proportions.
The book is already at the top of the best seller list in the UK thanks to the number of pre-orders received, whilst the adult version of the book occupies the no. 2 slot!
I actually love Rowling. Not only for being patron saint of getting kids to read and keeping them hooked, but also for generating lots of lovely cash for publisher Bloomsbury, which has allowed the company to take risks on more non-mainstream titles.