What is the gist of Harry Potter?
Harry Potter is an orphaned boy who lives with his aunt and
uncle. He does not know he is a wizard until his eleventh birthday.
When he gets to Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry, he
finds out that he is the only person ever known to have survived
the Killing Curse. What's more is that Voldemort, the world's most
powerful Dark wizard, was the one who cast said curse, and just
moments prior to trying to kill Harry, Voldemort had killed Harry's
parents. Harry eventually learns that he is the only wizard who can
possibly defeat Voldemort, which happens in Book 7. He ends up
marrying his best friend's sister, having three children (one named
after each of his parents and the third after two of his teachers)
and--as cliche as it sounds--they all basically live happily ever