Original title: Aina on toivoa
Author: Minna Lindgren
Genres: Literary Fiction, Humor
English sample and synopsis
A hilariously horrible story straight out of the school world. Finland has the best schools in the world – or does it?
Marja Vehmarvarsi is a 62-year-old teacher, on the verge of retirement. The schools in Finland have been privatized at a brisk pace, and in order to get any work hours Marja has to come up with new learning games for phenomenon-based learning curriculum, and organize weekly meetings for cross-subject synergies.
Marja’s parents Aina and Toivo are almost 100 years old, but nevertheless passionate YouTubers, whose goal is to save the Finnish school system – whatever it takes. Marja’s popularity among the students grows as her parents’ radical plans spread over the internet.