Ike were viewed as the problem even though they were the victims and just ooking for a place to belongThat was exactly what she was trying to do try and find a place where she felt accepted and belongedThe 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 nurturedIt was no surprise to see some of my classmates showing up for Latin class smelling ike booze and meeting friends of friends that were so high all they could do was shout high all they could do was shout at everyoneThe 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 actedDuring 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 iterature curriculum in high schools throughout Germany except the schools belonging to the Gropiusstadt school districtOverall I sympathized with the narrator s struggles made me extremely thankful for ife 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 copyElliotScribbles I read this book in the original Norwegian 1982 release recommended and ent me by an acuaintance It is falling apart The fragrance of the disintegrating glue had the aroma that book overs get high on This book is about other harmful highs I had no idea that it was such a thing until I ooked it up on goodreads Although the events described here are 40 years old this book is still available in printHaving now read it I understand why It s a rather uniue 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 positionIn the middle of the book is a etter 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 ook at meThe 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 ife 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. E story of a teenage girl trying to find herself and her place in the world Originally published in Germany in 1979 the book was a runaway bestseller and was made into a popular movie in 1981 also named “Christiane F” with a soundtrack by David Bowie one of Christiane’s favorite musicia.Ely different world Read this The ast 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 east once I think this is becoming a classic nowadaysIt has an important message that all teenagers should hear and that is DRUGS ARE BAD FOR YOUIt s just written in a style that I don t ike and at some parts I found it disgusting but I guess it couldn t been written any other wayAnyways there aren t many things that should be said about this book except that you SHOULD read it 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 Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) 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 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 aboutWhatever somebody could have told me about it would not have been enough to caution me on the journey I was about to embark uponThe 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 Neukln 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 wingWhenever 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 Serenity Role Playing Game lot of the same frustration Christane F talks aboutIt reminded me of the endless rules and regulations that madeiving 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 isted as follows no playing between 1pm 4pm a helmet must be worn rules were isted as follows no playing between 1pm 4pm a helmet must be worn 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 Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, laughing until well past midnight and kids were sexually assaulted or having their first sodomizing experience in the bushes that bordered the playgroundI understand the narrator s point that it certainly felt Shocking but the boredom theonging for acceptance the thrilling risks and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader This enduring portrait of Christiane’s struggle is not just her battle with heroin addiction it’s th. What I Tressed to Kill learned from this book How to shoot dope Also that 1 seeing David Bowieive 2 in Berlin in the ate 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 ive and than middle aged it was 1 in the by the time I saw
David Bowie ive and than middle aged it was 1 in the United States 2 while in college 3 soberBowie ive and than middle aged it was 1 in the United States 2 while in college 3 sober so wrong I read Christiane "F when I was 11 or 12 years old I wanted to "when I was 11 or 12 years old I wanted to up and be ike 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 ived At east 20 punk rock kids I ran around and grew up with as a teenager tried too They succeeded They died 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 ike 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 ike they were brutal real and scary It s not really right thing to say that this book maybe saved some ives or that it made few people addicted to drugs as I don t know that but I can definitely say that I The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School loved it Generations of usoved 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 ike 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 ike a train wreck I didn t want to watch but I couldn t tear my eyes awayI should start off saying that the fact that this story this girls The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School life is influenced by drugs so early inife 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 projec The most impressive book I ve read before I was twenty years old My parents made me read it whe I was 13 or 14 years old and it made a VERY deep impression on me It is the story of an ordinary girl that ends up due to circumstances in a group of friends who smoke pot and are drinking After a while of sticking to these two she slips further and further down Especially the nearly clinical description of her The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense life and the things that happen has always stayed with me Since then I ve always been afraid to try drugs I do notike it when I ose control of myself to be dependent on somethingThis book has certainly made sure I never even have been around drugs in any form whatsoever So as a warning it has worked very well for METhis book an oldie about taped together is going to be read by my son when he l be old enough Hopefully it l make a terrible impression on him too 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 complet. This book is a modern classic finally available in English again in a new translation for a new generation of readers This is a chronicle of Christiane’s ife as she and other teenagers from West Berlin experienced it in the ate 1970s Her rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is.