From School Library Journal
Joanne K. Cecere, Highland High School, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
...the excellent plot will spur readers' interest to discover Beatty's past and get a glimpse of her future -- School Library Journal, Oct. 1999
Beatty is a delightful young person who takes responsibility for her mistakes and works to correct them. Compassionate and intelligent, Beatty is very real. Written in the present tense, Ingold's prose is quick and spare, yet at the same time evocative and compelling. She echoes themes such as self-discovery, maternal abandonment, and longing for a home throughout the story, creating texture rather than action. This is a quiet read with gentle appeal, in some ways similar to (Karen Hesse's) Out of the Dust. -- VOYA, Feb. 2000
Can you imagine a time when a town's airport was run by one ground manager and one mechanic? Dogs, sheep, and people can wander on the landing strips; crucial lights go out in a thunderstorm. That's the way it was in the early days of air transportation, in 1933, when this historical fiction takes place. Ingold researched the history of aviation, interviewed many people involved in these pioneering days (including her own father) to write this story....this will be a popular book for those who like historical fiction about adventurous girls -- KLIATT, Nov. 1999
Ingold writes a solid story . . . Beatty herself is a heroine of vim and vigor, and the book's provision of an incipient boyfriend, in the form of a nice young Okie who stays around to work, is obliging and pleasing. It's also refreshing to see a book interested in early flight that gives the ground crew its due; young barnstormers might want to touch down here before soaring on to the Flambards trilogy -- The Bulletin, Jan. 2000