The book touched on the close relationship of two friends and their quest to fly a plane as women. The girls were able to articulate what the book was about and relate it to historical events. They were asked to write a story about someone who possessed characteristics of a good friend.
Sunshine G. wrote,
Today we talked about sisterhood. I would want a sister like Christena. She is funny, playful, and she is also helpful. She's even nice and never mean. She's not even a follower, she's a leader. Sometimes when I play in the park and there's a fight she'll just walk away and play with someone else. She's a person that respects everyone. I wish I had a sister just like that.