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by Rebecca O'Connell

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Rebecca O'Connell
Front Street imprint of Boyds Mills Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
Literature & Fiction
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O'Connell's dialogue and character development are both sharp as a tack, delivering plenty of laugh-aloud scenes that capture the .

O'Connell's dialogue and character development are both sharp as a tack, delivering plenty of laugh-aloud scenes that capture the angst of adolescence from the perspective of an intriguing and wryly introspective young woman. This is a heroine who finds reading The Runaway Bunny as an adult to be a life-changing event. As Myrtle learns to recognize and value the Goddess in herself, she provides proof positive that self-understanding can come from even the strangest combination of circumstances. This book is a great choice for anyone who's ever felt like they deserved a parade

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Children's book author Rebecca O'Connell was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. In 2000, O'Connell's first young adult (YA) novel, Myrtle of Willendorf, was published and well received by critics. O'Connell received her Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1990, and her Masters in Library Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. Her next book, The Baby Goes Beep, was published in 2003 and named a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book in 2004.

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Rebecca O'Connell has written: 'Penina Levine is a hard-boiled egg' - subject(s): Passover, Jews, Schools, Best friends, Friendship, Fiction. Myrtle of Willendorf' - subject(s): Body image, Coming of age, Fiction, Friendship, Goddess religion, Overweight persons, Self-acceptance. Baby parade' - subject(s): Parent and child, Babies, Fiction. Danny is done with diapers'.

College isn't much more fun for Myrtle than high school was. At least in high school she had her weird friend Margie, who wasn't going to win any popularity contests or beauty pageants either. Now an art student at college, Myrtle has only food and her sense of humor to rely on. Her roommate, Jada, with her boyfriend and her long neck and her dancer's body and her healthy eating habits, is no help at all. Over the course of a few painful weeks in summer, Myrtle finds a path, discovering, through her painting and a prehistoric stone figure known as the Venus of Willendorf, a new sense of self and a different kind of beauty.
  • This highly appealing and unusual herione experiences life inthe harsh world of high school and college by rising through the ashesof superficiality to become replete in her own majesty and talent. Unconventional and plaqued by the pressures of conformity, Myrtle rejects the standards of the main stream body of youth as symbolized by a character named Jada, a tall willowy representative of teen beauty and copes with her own eating disorder and self hatred. The result is a highly complex and all too human young woman who is blessed with enormous talent and who finds herself in a far more interesting world once she accepts her life as it is, rather than as she would like it to be. Myrtle finds success in her own life through kind if offbeat friends one of whom helps her in providing a venue for her art show in which her work is proudly displayed. It is her choice of work that finally defines and completes her acceptance and pride in herself. "Myrtle" who closely identifies with the prehistoric stone figure of Venus of Willendorf, becomes for all of us who experienced the insecurity of youth and desire for acceptance, a heroine whose courage and self deprecating humor set a new standard for today's young women and sends a clear message of truth to those tortured young people who strive to become what they are not. Rather, "Myrtle" gives a much needed boost to the idea that self esteem and acceptance is every bit as appealing as the picture on the magazine cover so sought after by today's young women. Myrtle and her friends teach us a much needed lesson about life and our place in it. I have only one wish and that is to see more of Myrtle and where her life goes in the future. Myrtle of Willendorf will keep you reading until the last page is done and you will not soon forget this extrememly different and appealing "goddess". Ms. O'Connell has taken an important subject and brought it home with humor, pathos and compassion.

  • In the first place, I don't see how this is by any stretch of the imagination a young adult book. Myrtle is a college freshman and is dealing with adult issues like sexuality and self-image. While not necessarily inappropriate for older teens, it's not a specifically teen book, and I'm surprised to see it marketed that way.
    On to the story: Myrtle is an overweight aspiring artist in her first year of college. During High School she had been a part of a wanna-be Wiccan coven (of basically 2 and sometimes 4 girls) where she had first become aquainted with the statue of Myrtle of Willendorf, an ancient piece of art which depicts a large woman with a round belly and large breasts, who was worshipped by ancient peoples. Her college roommate has a boyfriend named Goat, and Myrtle walks in on them a couple of times while they are having sex, and once while they are in the shower together where she sees Goat naked. He becomes the subject of a drawing she enters in an art contest, and she draws him as a satyr. This causes much hilarity among her roomate and her friends and humiliation for Myrtle, particularly when she realizes that they cannot conceive of her as a sexual being. She replaces Goat's portrait with a self-portrait of herself--a finger painting of Myrtle of Willendorf wherin she is the model. The painting is purchased for several hundred dollars and hung in the Women's Studies department.
    I think the author was trying to convey Myrtle as taking back her self-esteem and showing the world that fat women are indeed beautiful and sexual beings. I think that is a great sentiment, but I really hated this book. It reminded me a lot of SHE'S COME UNDONE which I also really hated. Both books put the heroine through one humiliation after another and tack on a completely unsatisfying, unconvincing ending. Myrtle is a fake fat girl--in my experience, fat women do not wander around eating all day and living in a pig sty. It's a sterotypical portrayal, and Myrtle does not have enough personality to overcome the stereotypical behavior and make her a real person. The book has a lot of nice details, like the Dr. Seuss-themed coffeshop, but ultimately the characters do not come to life, and Myrtle's breakthrough is unconvincing.

  • I couldn't put this book down! It is a very short book, so not being able to tear myself away wasn't a problem. It was just a really intense, really enjoyable reading afternoon. There is something about the main character - Myrtle - that made me want to keep reading. Her story (told in first person) is about how as an art student in college, she has an obnoxious roommate who is always trying to make Myrtle into something she's not. Myrtle misses her old best friend from high school, but they had a big fight thier senior year because they were accused of being lesbians. Meanwhile, some mysterious unexplained happenings make Myrtle think of her old friend and the mystical, magical things her friend taught her. It is all told in a funny, ironic way with lots of priceless details. For instance, Myrtle hangs out at a coffee shop that has a Dr. Seuss theme, and the owner of the coffee shop dispenses wise advice.
    I LOVED this book, and even though I read it in one afternoon months ago, I still think about it all the time.

  • Myrtle is a beautifully drawn character study of a young woman struggling to find an identity despite the best efforts of her "friends" and her own low self image to influence her thinking. Myrtle's use of food to attempt to fill her emotional hunger is especially telling, as many women in similar situations can attest. Not a big book, but a painfully real one. A mature book for a mature teen or young adult who has similar concerns about weight, sexuality and love.