A magical imagining of the fate of a fictional boy whose life is shaped forever when he loses out on the role of Harry Potter.
In 1999 the search to find the actor to play Harry Potter began. Hundreds of actors were auditioned, but only two remained. Martin Hill was the the boy who wasn’t chosen. A devastated Martin tries to move on with his life. But how can he forget his failure?Foenkinos’ smash-hit Second Best is a playful, poignant story about fate, loss and how the lives we wish we’d led might not be all they’re cracked up to be . . .