Here is a brief summary of the series. Harry Potter is raised until age eleven by his aunt and uncle who despise him. Just before he turns eleven he receives a letter (multiple letters actually) informing him that he is a wizard and has been accepted into Hogwarts, the wizarding school of England. Once in the wizarding community, he is greeted as a celebrity. He is surprised as in the Muggle, or non magic community, he is a nobody. He learns that when he was a baby, his parents were murdered by the greatest Dark wizard of their age: Lord Voldemort, or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Lord Voldemort attempted to kill Harry as well, but was unsuccessful, making Harry the only person in history to ever survive the killing curse. At Hogwarts, Harry is sorted in to the house of Gryffindor, where those whose factoring qualities are bravery and courage come together at Hogwarts. He there meets his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and over the years they go through trials of courage and suffer deep losses, as well as going through puberty and friendship, romance, and skill. They stick together through it all and aim to, once and for all, defeat Lord Voldemort.