Harry Potter is a boy who was born from two loving parents, Lily and James Potter. Harry, like his parents, is a wizard. When Harry was one year old, his parents were killed by a dark wizard named Lord Voldemort. Voldemort had heard a prophecy that his greatest enemy would be a boy who sounded like Harry.
It is later revealed that the prophecy also could have been Neville Longbottom. Voldemort fails to kill Harry and disappears. After the deaths of his parents, he was raised by his non-magical aunt, uncle, and cousin and they didn't treat him well. As a child, he did not know he was a wizard. He eventually discovers that there are many magical people, living secretly and hiding from non-wizards (known as "Muggles"). When Harry turned eleven, he received a letter inviting him to go to a wizard school called Hogwarts for young witches and wizards. Each book tells the story of one year of his life at the school. At school, he meets Ron and Hermione, his two best friends, along with many other characters.
Voldemort tries several times to return, before finally succeeding in the fourth book. The series revolves around Harry trying to defeat Voldemort for good.
There are seven books , written by J.K Rowling, an English writer.
A series of eight films based on the novels has been made .They started making the movies in 2001.