Book Guide: What a shot, Olivia!
QUESTIONS ABOUT PARENTS, ILLNESS AND
1. Olivia fires a shot through the kitchen window. Her mother gets a little angry, but mostly worried. Her father shouts that she has a hard shot. What do you think of their reactions? How would you have reacted? How do you think it is good to react? What do you think a parent should not do?
2. Olivia negotiated with her parents. She promised not to play football at the house if she got ice cream. Was it a good negotiation, do you think? Have you ever negotiated?
3. When Olivia was six years old, she was so nervous that she got a stomach ache and didn't want to play. Have you ever been so nervous? Do you have any tips on how to think when you get nervous?
4. Olivia thinks her mom seems a little weird, even though her mom doesn't say anything. How can you notice things in someone even if they don't say it? For example, if someone is sad?
5. Olivia's mother tells them she has cancer when they are on their way home from the beach. How do you think Olivia and her sisters feel?
6. Olivia thinks "if I score today, mom will get well". Can one decide on such things, do you think? Why do you think Olivia thinks that way? If you were sad because someone you love is sick, who would you be able to talk to?
7. Olivia has a hard time scoring in the last game. "It's as if she wants too much," it says. a will too much? What does it mean? What advice would you give Olivia?
8. Therese's mother's new partner Lydia has a surprise for Therese. Do you like surprises? Have you surprised anyone? What happened then?
QUESTIONS ABOUT BUS, ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES
1. Olivia gets a water balloon in the head from her sister Lovisa. Have you ever fooled around? What did you do? Are there good and bad pranks?
2. Olivia and her family live in the country. Not many people live near them. What do you think could be good about living like that? What do you think could be less good about living like that? How do you live?
3. Olivia is swimming on a beach with her siblings. Do you enjoy swimming? What do you like to do when it's hot outside?
4. There are cows walking near Olivia's house. Do you have animals near where you live? Is there an animal you particularly like? Is there an animal you absolutely wouldn't want near you?
People live and live in many different ways around the country. But some children find it easier to find a reflection of their growing up environment, which becomes a way of feeling included. Children who grow up in the country
get to read more often about other ways of living and living than having nature and animals around the knot, and far to others. In the book about Olivia, the author has described how exactly Olivia Schough grew up with her family in Halland, but at the same time has given more children the opportunity to recognize themselves in the living environment - and also lets other children take part in more ways of living than just what they make.
ABOUT GIRLS & FOOTBALL
Despite soccer being one of the biggest sports for girls, there are almost no books that reflect them. However, there are many books about boys who play football. Like other things in society, like media attention, awards and galas etc., this gives a signal to girls about how we value their interest. It is no coincidence that women have a much harder time making a living from their gambling than men. There is also a tendency to let books where girls play soccer focus on other things, like makeup, love, or other relationship drama. In the books about Olivia, football is central, although of course exciting moments and interesting relationships are woven into it. The books are also based on a real person, which indicates that it is possible to bet on football as a career – regardless of gender identity.