Sunday Book Club – Beyond The Wand, Tom Felton

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are going to look at the autobiography of Tom Felton.

Beyond The Wand (2022)

Tom Felton


From Borrower to wizard, Tom Felton’s adolescence was anything but ordinary. His early rise to fame saw him catapulted into the limelight aged just twelve when he landed the iconic role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Speaking with candour and his own trademark humour, Tom shares his experience of growing up on screen and as part of the wizarding world for the very first time. He tells all about his big break, what filming was really like and the lasting friendships he made during ten years as part of the franchise, as well as the highs and lows of fame and the reality of navigating adult life after filming finished.

– from Waterstones

Positive Points

This is a really good read and it takes you on a really in depth journey of being a kid growing up and working on the Harry Potter films. It gives you a real insight into the world of Tom Felton and it is refreshing to discover the similarities between him and his character Draco Malfoy. As well as the world of Harry Potter, it also explores the world of Tom you may not know, his friendships, his love, his family and his stint in rehab.It really is a book that has a lot to offer

Negative Points

It may be a bit weird to suggest but you may decide to read the book if you are not a fan of Harry Potter but his other work or his social media. I would say if this is the case, there is not a lot for you to read as a lot of it is about his stories from on the set of the films. 

Overall Review

I ended up listening to this book as an audio version and I really enjoyed it, if you get a chance to listen to it, I advise you do as Tom comes across as someone who is really easy to listen to as he really emphasises emotion and even naturally laughs at times as well. It is a fun read. There are some emotional chapters about rehab that may seem a bit in depth but it is interesting to hear this side. 

Rating : **** 4 Stars

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