I read this book after re-reading books 1-6 in the series. I thought it would have some interesting disucssions or thoughts on what had happened in the previous books and what will happen in the last book (which of the writing of this review is not due out for another three weeks). Instead, there was a lot of rehashing of certain plot lines and character development. (If you've read the book, do you really need an explanation of who Ron Weasly is?) I think the author wrote the book with a sense of humour that would appeal to some people, but feel flat with me. The book did have a few suggestions of little zingers that J.K. Rowling had put into the first books that would likely show up again in Book 6 that I found interesting (I had never noted the locket found when cleaning the Black House in OotP). Overall, however, I found the discussions and theories to be found on the Rowling websites to be more interesting then the book.