Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in San Francisco and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned her own gangster rap/indie rock record label. Somehow she found herself on Nova Scotia’s beautiful, inspiring south shore with her kids and two dogs. Her most recent book Ashes, Ashes, a YA post-apocalyptic adventure, was published by Scholastic Press in 2011.
Set against the backdrop of the 1980s California punk scene, Love You Like Suicide explores the dark side of growing up. Author Jo Treggiari writes frankly about a period in her youth when she was addicted to drugs and living in a derelict neighbourhood.
After a near-fatal accident, Jo is determined to clean up and start a fresh, new life. But there’s one thing she can’t leave behind: a tender friendship, on the brink of being lost forever.
Love You Like Suicide is a gritty, true account of an adolescent who struggles against the odds to make a better life for herself.
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