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Head of the River

An engaging contemporary YA set in the world of competitive school rowing.

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It’s the most elite school sporting event in the country. Nine rowers, 2000 gruelling metres and one chance for glory in the ultimate team sport. Sit forward ... ROW.

Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River.
With six months until the big race, the twins can’t lose. Or can they?

When Cristian is seduced by the easy route of performance-enhancing drugs, and Leni is suffocated with self-doubt, their bright futures start to fade. Juggling family, high expectations, study, break-ups, new relationships and wild parties, the pressure starts to build.

As the final moments tick down to the big race, who’ll make it to the start line? And who’ll plummet from grace?

Pip Harry

Pip Harry

Pip Harry is the author of young adult novels I’ll Tell You Mine, Head of the Riverand Because of You, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards; the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers; and the Queensland Literary Awards. Her latest book, The Little Wave, won the 2020 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers and the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards for Eight to 10 Years. She currently lives and writes in Singapore.