Like every 12 year old in 2001, I immediately formed a crush on Tom Felton that would last many years. In his memoir “Beyond the Wand” he opens up about his strange but normal upbringing thanks to his incredible parents and brothers that kept his ego in check. The many thoughtful stories Tom shares about his time on the sets of the Harry Potter films not only filled my heart with a sense of nostalgia but also made me appreciate all of the work that went into capturing a huge part of my childhood. Tom is vulnerable and on the verge of poetic in his description of his co-stars and life. It was truly a pleasure to read.
“Beyond the Wand” is 304 pages and took me two days to read.
I’m giving this book 5 out of 5 stars! As a huge Harry Potter fan it just brought me so much happiness to hear behind the scenes anecdotes and I feel like it’s a must-read for those who still find themselves re-reading and re-watching these beloved stories.
Thank you so much, Grand Central Publishing, for sending me this copy! It is truly one of my favorite ARCs I’ve ever received and will forever be special to me!
Here’s to the adventure of finding a novel novel!