Harry Potter is orphaned when the Dark Lord kills his parents, attempts to kill him but the curse backfires. He has to live with his only living relatives who hate him and where he comes from. Around the age of 11, Harry starts to receive letters from someone. He is never allowed to read the letters. Finally, a giant dude by the name of Hagrid comes to meet him and he finally gets to know the truth about his parents and himself while they go shopping for school supplies. Harry has been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and receives a snowy owl as a b-day gift (names her Hedwig). And so he meets the Weasleys and he and Ronald Weasley become good friends, soon enough, Hermione Granger becomes their friend too.