Review: Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton
This was an interesting read. While, obviously, Felton spent years of his life working on the eight Harry Potter movies, he was spared the level of work--and scrutiny--that was put onto the three leading child actors. Consequently, the reader gets a more interesting inside glimpse into a childhood and adolescence that was spent in two contrasting worlds. One where he is an actor on the set of a very popular film, surrounded by seasoned British actors and the three child stars, and the other where he is enjoying a working class youth. I also found the account of the years that followed to be very interesting--Felton's addictions and eventual realisation (whilst escaping from rehab and chatting with strangers,) that he has a problem and the solution needs to come from him.
Although Felton's memoir is relatively short, it packs strong emotional punch and is a delight to read. Highly recommended.