An extremely good book series by British author J.K. Rowling. The main charactor is Harry James Potter, the wizard who defeated the darkest wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort, at the age of one. Harry grew up with his aunt, uncle, and cousin until he was ten because his parents sacrificed their lives for him. As Harry begins his education at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, he learns of his parentage, gains new friends, and faces Voldemort a few more times. Oh, and don't forget the magic!
There are seven books in the whole series, each depicting a school year of Harry's life, plus an epilogue:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The first five books have also been turned into movies, and the sixth is currenting being filmed. The films star Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Rupert Grint as Ronald Weasley, Harry's best friend, and Emma Watson, as Hermione Granger, Harry's other best friend. The seventh book will also be made into a movie shortly after the sixth.

As well as movies, the books have also spawned a number of video games based (unfortunatley) on the movies.

The best part of the gargantuan Harry Potter fandom by far has to be the music. There are currently hundreds of bands popping up all over the world in the genre Wizard Rock, also known as WROCK. The bands range from a few recordings edited in Garageband, to the professional sounds of bands like Harry and the Potters (who started the genre), the Ministry of Magic, the Remus Lupins, and the Moaning Myrtles. There are so many out there! Most have a Myspace page with songs available to download, but some (like the ones mentioned above) have even made their way to iTunes. Keep on WROCKing and Rowling, you guys!

p1: Omg, do then Harry Potter was totally like-
p2: NOOOO! SPOILERS ARE EVIL!!! (totally kills p1)

...Spoilers will kill you if used incorrectly.
by Ducki February 22, 2008
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A series of books that most people haven't read but don't hesitate to critcize, anyways. Often mistaken as books that are "just for kids", when the truth is they curse more than my older brother, are dark and depressing, but at the same time funny and lighthearted.
Dude: Harry Potter's gay.
Friend: Is that supposed to be an INSULT?!?!?!
by Clippy August 30, 2003
Well written books. All of you who think it sucks are obviously illiterate.
kid 1:omGAH! i so coo i dun read no hurry pota!

kid 2:no, your just a dumbass.
by Yo mama! January 16, 2005
A reporter for Australia's Network Ten (no joke).
"...Harry Potter, Ten news".
by Dan November 24, 2003
Best book series and movie series ever!
J.K. Rowling is a genius for creating the story and I personally would like to thank her for bringing joy to my life with the books and movies.
Loser: You're going to pay $30 for a stupid book??
Healthy Obsessed Me: Thats funny, I thought you just called my pride and joy stupid. Ya know what else is funny? My foot in your ass!
by everGirlx77 April 09, 2004
A seven-book series by author J.K Rowling about 'The Boy Who Lived'. HP is well-written and shouldn't be compared to Lord of the Rings being they are not even in the same category.
The fifth and latest Harry Potter book, Order of the Phoenix, sold over 5 million copies the day it came out.
by Lene June 24, 2004
A series of books that are highly criticized by illiterate and utterly STUPID morons. No, Harry Potter is not a rip-off of LOTR. I'm reading LOTR now and they are different books.
Wow. I didn't know that stupidity exsisted at the level of the people who diss the books.
by idunno November 14, 2003
Actually, a really good series of books by J.K. Rowling.
Although Lord of the Rings is entirely original, and very good, it's no good for young kids because of the slower-moving plot.
Harry Potter is better for younger people.

The five books out now are:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

There are two more books left to come.
My cousin is obsessed with Harry Potter, she actually makes out with his picture >gag<
by Loki July 25, 2003

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