My older daughter loves to read. She has an insatiable appetite for new books, so I am always excited to review books geared for middle grades. She loved Olivia's Story, an effort by author David L. Dahl to incorporate his granddaughter Olivia in stories he told while driving. It's a historical fantasy novel, set during WWII when the atomic bomb is captured by an evil Jinn.
My daughter loved the fantasy elements, and reading a story with a strong female heroine. I also liked that it included people of a variety of different backgrounds working together, and was a kid-friendly story without being childish.
About the author
David L. Dahl worked as a professional engineer, designing water systems
and amusement park facilities. Now retired, he divides his time among
writing, woodworking and his grandchildren. He is also the author of
“Bugga’s Tales,” “Who’s in the Lighthouse” and “The Last Chore.” He
lives with his wife, Elain, in Indiana.