Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 2, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 368 pages
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In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story - which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood - into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, the longing 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. Christiane F.’s Berlin is a strange and often terrifying place, but it’s also a place that remains closer than we might think….
 

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User Review  - Sarah.Hansrote - LibraryThing

This is the real story of Christane. A very crude description on the Berlin underground movement of that time, how and why she started using heroine, a mother never there for her, her love for David ... Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

In some ways, German teen Christiane is like most other girls who live in industrialized nations--she loves her boyfriend, wants to fit in and have friends, and hopes to attend college some day. But ... Read full review

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Contents

The Charge
8
The Verdict
10
Zoo Station
11
Photos
191
Back Matter
366
Back Cover
369
Spine
370
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About the author (2013)

Christiane F. is a former heroine addict famous for her contribution in this autobiographical book, and the film based on the book.