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Man Was Confused About Harry Potter Books, Turns Out He Was Reading Something Else

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Harry Potter is one of the biggest franchises in the world. The books have been out for a long time now and while it may seem like everyone has read them, there are still a lot of people who are being introduced to them for the first time.

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You would think that jumping into the Potter-verse would be easy enough to follow, seeing as how it's literally everywhere, but apparently it can be a little trickier than expected.

Chris Chappell wanted to get into the Harry Potter books. He had never seen any of the movies or read a single page before but he downloaded a digital copy of the books and started reading.

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He made it through the first four books no problem, but when he got to The Order of the Phoenix he had to ask his friend some questions.

Shelley Zhang, Chappell's friend, got some of the strangest and funniest text messages imaginable and shared them with us all.

It started out with a simple question at first:

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But then as it continued the story proved to be pretty insane.

The thing was, poor Chappell's downloaded copy was playing a crazy joke on him that he had no idea.

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The four first books were the proper versions, but they replaced the fifth book with a raunchy fan-written version that completely changed EVERYTHING.

Seriously, it just gets weirder as it goes on. Check out the next page to see some all of the crazy details of this fake version!

So after Zhang got the books she realized what had happened and it's hilarious to see poor Chappell try to parse out of any of the facts from this false version he read.

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This fanfiction was VERY detailed.

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There is a lot of different fanfiction stories out there, but this guy read an entire novel-size version thinking it was the real thing. It's pretty hard to wrap your head around right?

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When he really started to accept that his version was the wrong one, he got worried that he wouldn't like the real one as much.

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And Zhang couldn't help but trick him a little bit, asking him to recap the fourth book just to make sure that one was okay.

Finally, she asked how he didn't realize that this wasn't real and his answer was a bit surprising.

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Send this to all your friends who love Harry Potter!