Meet Mindy Brzozowski, a fan who grew up with Harry Potter

Camille Doty

July 13, 2011 at 2:13 a.m.

Mindy Brzozowski was first introduced to Harry Potter books in the seventh grade by her younger brother.

Although, his interest may have faded throughout the years, Brzozowski's only intensified.

"It's pretty much just me," she said.

Harry Potter was an important part of her childhood. She also said she plans to share the story with her future children.

The Potter collector owns two copies of each book and movie. She recently received the blue-ray set.

Throughout the years, she's gained some fellow followers. Even her older sister, Melissa McClellan will enjoy a magical movie with her.

Brzozowski said she's disappointed the series is coming to an end. She added there's some debate between Potter fans whether the author, J.K. Rowling, will continue writing about witches, wizards and muggles.

The 23-year-old aficionada said she would rather preserve the legacy and end on a high note.

"It's sad, but he (Harry Potter) is grown up now, so it's probably for the better," said the devoted fan.

Admittedly, she has grown up too. Last year, she graduated from the University of Texas-Austin. She got married a few months ago.

Brzozowski, a laboratory technician, loves the all the books. However, if she had to choose a favorite, it would be, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." She particularly likes the interaction between Harry and his godfather, Sirius Black.

"Harry had a chance to have a father figure. It's a really big deal," she said.

Brzozowski said she has read all the books at least five times.

The biggest shock to her was the death of Albus Dumbledore. When the headmaster of Hogwarts was killed, she said she freaked out.

Her favorite character is Harry's friend, Ron Weasley, because he is funny and light-hearted. She said she also appreciates his growth and maturity.

Ron, may be her personal fave, but she relates to Hermione Granger because she is also really into school.

Brzozowski said she prefers the books over the movies because she thinks Rowling is a brilliant writer.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is her favorite film.

She said she is optimistic about the finale. But it is important the movie does the novel justice. The last scene between Harry and Voldemort is the most important.

"It better be good or I am going to be upset," she said.

Her plan is to go to the premiere with her sister, McClellan. But plans may change, because her sister is pregnant and Thursday is her due date.

If the sisters cannot go together, Brzozowski said she will go with some friends.

Even if she doesn't win the biggest fan contest, she's going to post her own Harry Potter pictures on Facebook.

"I'm still going to see Harry Potter and be a huge, super-fan, nothing is going to change," she said.



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