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I think this is becoming a classic nowadays.It has an important message that all teenagers should hear and that is DRUGS ARE BAD FOR YOU It s just written in a style that I don t like and at some parts I found it disgusting but I guess it couldn t been written any other way.Anyways, there aren t many things that should be said about this book except that you SHOULD read it. Harsh, compelling, brutally honest The true story of a young girl addicted to heroin in the 70 s Love books that grant me a glimpse into a completely different world Read this Christiane F S Dvanaest Je Godina U Omladinskom Klubu Evangeli Kog Centra U Berlinu Po Ela Pu Iti Ha I , S Trinaest Je U Diskoteci Prvi Put Ku Ala Heroin Postala Je Ovisnicom Ujutro U Koli, Poslijepodne S Prijateljima Narkomanima Na Berlinskom Kolodvoru Zoo, U Potrazi Za Mu Terijama S Kojima E Prostitucijom Namaknuti Novac Za Drogu Majka Dvije Godine Nije Znala Za Dvostruki Ivot Svoje K Eri.Christiane U Ovoj Knjizi Detaljno I Otvoreno Govori O Tajnama Djece Za Koje Se Naj E E Prvi Put Dozna Tek Kada Ih Droga Ubije. We Children from train station Zoo were children hooked on heroine in West Berlin during the 70s They used to mingle on the Zoo station to sell sex to buy heroine This book is based on a true story of 14 years old Christine F., prostitute and a junkie As kids, my friends and I were dealing this book like a drug It was shocking and spectacular, as Christine didn t tell us imitating Mr Mackey from South Park Don t use drugs, drugs are bad, mmm kay , but she really poured things like they were brutal, real and scary It s not really right thing to say that this book maybe saved some lives, or that it made few people addicted to drugs, as I don t know that, but I can definitely say that I loved it Generations of us loved it It was a window to a different world, as in that time I didn t realize that Christine s world is all around Not maybe as dark and cruel like hers, but all around yes But that realization came with growing up. Having never read a book about any type of addiction before, I have to say this book was pretty hard to read, but in a good way At times Christiane F s story feels like a train wreck, I didn t want to watch but I couldn t tear my eyes away.I should start off saying that the fact that this story, this girls life, is influenced by drugs so early in life is heart wrenching and at several moments very frustrating Despite the time gap, it is set in 1970 s Berlin, Christiane F is very descriptive of all the things going on around her and influencing her I might never visit Germany, but I can most definitely picture Zoo Station, her schools, and the different housing projects she lived in At times I was drawn in and dragged around Christiane s ups and downs I understood her need to feel accepted in school, to be part of a group, but I could not and still can t, understand her fascination with local drug addicts The lure and awe she describes having when she sees in the older kids at school is understandable to a certain extent, with a home life that is less than desirable, her father has huge anger issues and is very abusive to his wife and two children, I wouldn t want to go home either Christiane F s voice is raw, it doesn t apologize or try to make excuses for her turn to her drug addiction, she s honest and blunt, and she doesn t hide anything from readers which at times is difficult The translation makes it a little hard to get through at times, but you can see who she is nonetheless Her battle with heroine addiction is exhausting, taking the reader on a roller coaster of ups and downs, relapses and getting into the mind of someone who really does need constant help to avoid addiction, but can t seem to find it in a place where there is no help for minors, makes you feel desperate for her to find some sort of salvation.If you have a friend or family member who has a drug addiction problem this is a good book to read It gives you the ability to see and understand what might be going through their mind while they are going through withdraw, relapses and attempting to go to rehab It might even help you open up a honest dialogue and finding a resolution I m glad I read this book it helped open my eyes to another world and I think I m better for it. I had to prepare a presentation on Bydlowska s Drunk Mom in my creative non fiction course and this book titled Station Zoo in English was mentioned by the author I was curious about it, since growing up in Berlin I kept hearing it mentioned, yet I never knew what it was really about.Whatever somebody could have told me about it would not have been enough to caution me on the journey I was about to embark upon.The book resonated with me on a very personal note, because part of Christiane F s story took place in Gropiusstadt, a neighbourhood in the district of Neuk lln in Berlin my old neighbourhood I was born in the hospital just 3 km from my old apartment house from my bedroom window I could see the roof of one hospital wing.Whenever the narrator mentioned a place in Berlin especially in my old neighbourhood, I knew exactly where she referring to It gave me an odd sense of nostalgia, but also brought back a lot of the same frustration Christane F talks about.It reminded me of the endless rules and regulations that made living in Berlin almost unbearable I don t mean rules kids have to follow so that they don t get run over by a car or accidentally put themselves in harm s way I mean rules that were applied to the playground, such as the one just downstairs from my apartment The rules were listed as follows no playing between 1pm 4pm, a helmet must be worn at all times, no running, no yelling, no dogs, no bikes, no roller skates, no climbing, no swinging on the swings too high It was extremely hypocritical, since we found tons of cigarette butts in the sand, along with cat shit young adults were screaming and laughing until well past midnight and kids were sexually assaulted or having their first sodomizing experience in the bushes that bordered the playground.I understand the narrator s point that it certainly felt like kids were viewed as the problem, even though they were the victims and just looking for a place to belong.That was exactly what she was trying to do try and find a place where she felt accepted and belonged.The narrator also went to the same school I went A school that prided themselves of being one of a kind, yet it failed to properly educate their students A mentality of competing, of being better than everybody else was nurtured.It was no surprise to see some of my classmates showing up for Latin class smelling like booze and meeting friends of friends that were so high all they could do was shout moonface at everyone.The pressure got too much, and all teachers and other grown ups could do was tell them that once they get into the real world they are just a number, they should have it better than the previous generation It is almost hilarious to see how they blindly they spoke and acted.During my research I came across a few newspaper articles that reported on the residents of Gropiusstadt still harbouring sour feelings about Christiane F s book giving the neighbourhood a bad reputation It is curious that Station Zoo is part of the German literature curriculum in high schools throughout Germany, except the schools belonging to the Gropiusstadt school district.Overall, I sympathized with the narrator s struggles, made me extremely thankful for life I have now I only wish I had read it sooner I would definitely recommend it to everyone, although I have yet to find an English copy.ElliotScribbles I read this book in the original Norwegian 1982 release, recommended and lent me by an acquaintance It is falling apart The fragrance of the disintegrating glue had the aroma that book lovers get high on This book is about other, harmful highs I had no idea that it was such a thing until I looked it up on goodreads Although the events described here are 40 years old, this book is still available in print.Having now read it, I understand why It s a rather unique account of the young German drug addict Christiane How she got into drugs by hanging with the wrong crowd that just happened to be her friends How she went from maruijana to LSD to heroin How she became a child prostitute to fund her habit How she tried to get herself out of the addiction, to no avail Christiane s friends are in the same position.In the middle of the book is a letter found on one Christiane s overdosed junkie friends In it he writes that he killed himself because parphrasing all junkies cause their friends and families harm A junkie destroys not just himself, but also other people That being a drug addict is the worst of fates So what drives young people into such a mess Let this be a warning to all those that stand before the choice shall I try just once Idiots, just look at me The treatment programs available at the end of 1970 s were based on adult users The main premise was voluntary admission None of the set up was directed at drug abusers that were still children The despair of Christiane s mother is shown through her own words, intermittently through the book This is an eye opening book, although it shows aspects of life that one would rather not see Just this morning I read a headline in the paper that the yearly death rate from illegal drugs in the United States is now higher than the number of people killed in traffic It does not seem that the problem has gotten smaller. The last time I read this book I was probably 15 years old and very much impressed by the protagonists story and not to get me wrong I was shocked by her experiences Meanwhile, 15 years older I just had to reread this classic from my youth and was still moved by it In my opinion, everyone should read it at least once What I learned from this book How to shoot dope Also that 1 seeing David Bowie live 2 in Berlin in the late 1970 s 3 while high on dope is the ultimate trifecta and would have been my really, really awesome dream come true In contrast, by the time I saw David Bowie live and than middle aged , it was 1 in the Midwestern United States 2 while in college 3 sober So, so wrong I read Christiane F. when I was 11 or 12 years old, I wanted to grow up and be like her I thought it sounded very self destructive, very ugly, very much a true and dirty therefore genuine, therefore romantic sort of existence for someone as unnecessary to the world as I I tried, I failed, I lived At least 20 punk rock kids I ran around and grew up with as a teenager tried, too They succeeded They died. Living in Rudow and commuting to work through Gropiusstadt, it struck me that I should know the memoir that the neighbourhoods are famous for The book, put together from interviews with Christiane F., a teenaged heroin addict, her mother, and authorities working to fight drug use in West Berlin in the 1970s, follows Christiane from her early childhood, when she was abused by her father, who was an alcoholic, to her teenage years, when, desperately hoping for acceptance and love, she sank deeper and deeper into the club scene around the Ku damm, with all the associated drug problems By the time Christiane figured out that addiction doesn t make you cool, she was hooked, selling herself for 40 marks a go at the Bahnhof Zoo to maintain her habit Christiane doesn t romanticize or preach which distinguishes this book from others of its kind , but lets her experiences serve as a warning in themselves Though I found it impossible to sympathise with her, I found the book completely riveting.