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Rls paying them with heroineWanting to disclose to the problem of drug addiction among teenagersthey arranged an interview with ChristianeFrom those discuss. 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 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 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 lot of the same frustration Christane F talks aboutIt 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 playgroundI 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 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 like booze and meeting friends of friends that were so high all they could do was shout moonface 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 literature 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 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 copyElliotScribbles
Summary Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
Two journalists of 'Shtern'magazine Kay Kerman and Horst Rik met Christiane 1978th in Berlin where she was a witness at the trial of the man who procured gi. 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
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Ions and conversations became the book We children from Bahnhof Zoo'harrowing testimonytrue story of a girl who becomes a heroin addict at the age of fourte. 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