Like many other people, I'm sure, this book came to my attention because of the law suits with Bloomsbury and now Scholatic. Not wanting to declare 'here we go again another bunch of grasping nobodies wanting to cash in on someone else success' I though I should read the book first. I tried I really did, but his book is such terrible dribble that I found myself suddenly enthralled in complex maths (for the record not my idea of fun).
This book really is a waste of paper, and rather than leaving a legacy of a literary charm, the author has left a few less trees in the world and a story that my six year old could better in charm, character development, and writing technique.
As for the allegations of plagiarism well its just laughable, if J K Rowling is guilty then so is every author that ever wrote from the beginning of time.