As always, I'm having serious issues with the horrible way they're treating these kids at the school. Maybe that's why I'm having issues with Helen's attitude, too: I'm torn.
I agree it's right to not take revenge on people who have hurt you. But is it ever wrong to also have a balanced view - as in knowing that you're really NOT at fault?
Helen has her faults, but she's not ALL bad. The fact that she is a thoughtful girl is, I think, a good trait to have, not to mention what appears to be a personal relationship with/dependence on God.
What's your take on Helen's response to the constant nagging, scolding, and punishing?