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.