This is a great book. My niece really liked it, and it's one that my mom read to us when we were little. I love that Helga can make her own way, solve her own problems, and stand on her own two feet. It might be just a tad dated; it is 34 years old, after all, and I do wish there were fewer books for girls involving finding a guy to marry. But still, it's a good tale and I think Helga and Rosie the Riveter would have gotten along splendidly.