Starting from 2011, the form 5 students will have to learn a new novel. The Pearl will be a history. For the students in Selangor, the novel that they have to learn is Step by Wicked Step written by Anne Fine.
Yesterday, I bought the Step by Wicked Step text book which has a different look from the one that I posted here. It is quite funny the way they use the illustration of people's feet stepping on stairs on the book cover, since it has nothing to do with the content of the story.
I am going to finish reading the book first. Then only I could offer a further discussion on each aspect of the story, and think of the best approach to help students to understand the novel.