Head Of The River Quotes

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Yeah, I am aware of Leni 's self-doubt Melody, although, for me, Head of the River is primarily about the large amount of parental pressure Australian teenagers often deal with. From/in view of Harry 's effective use of first person, I personally find that despite Leni 's independence and tenacity, she is constantly surrounded by unbearable pressure, as her parents were both former Olympic rowers. For instance, during the ergo trials, Leni 's dad affirms to her 'Break seven minutes thirty today. Easy ' 'I dunno, it 's pretty hot, ' I say. But Dad claps my shoulder and pushes me towards the ergo. 'Go for it ' (p175). This novel really highlights the shocking amount of pressure Australian girls face academically, socially and from sports. I can

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