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Christiane F.

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Christiane F. was a young prostitute in Berlin in 1978. In a two-month interview with two journalists from the news magazine Stern, Kai Herrmann and Horst Rieck, she told her story of life with drugs and prostitution that she and other teenagers in West Berlin experienced in the 1970s.
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Published 1982 by Bantam (first published 1978)
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BoekenTrol
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all parents with children around 14 years of age
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: my parents
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 life and the things that happen has always stayed with me.

Since then I've always been
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Brixton
Jul 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brixton by: Beth McMillan
Shelves: cameras, binoculars
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 more 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 i ...more
M
Nov 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jana
Jul 07, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
''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 l
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Irena Bučić
Ovo je jedina knjiga kojoj ne znam koliko bi zvijezdica dala zato što je to potresna istinita priča i toliko me zgrozila činjenica da se nešto takvo moglo događati 70-ih, 80-ih godina i to još djeci od 13-16 godina. Tako je detaljno opisano da me taj pakao droge šokirao i da sam ovakve stvari očekivala u današnjem malo modernijem dobu.
Ovu sam knjigu pročitala jer čitam knjige po jednom izazovu i kategorija je "knjiga koju vaša majka voli" i ona je stalno spominjala ovu knjigu. Kad god bi ja još
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daniel
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama, kindle, drugs
Interessante aggiornamento sull'attuale situazione di Christiane, da wikipedia:
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Sia nell'intervista del 2007 che in quella del 2008, Christiane dichiara di avere ancora contatti con gli amici del giro della droga (che adesso si è spostato a Kottbusser Tor), ma di non fare più uso di sostanze stupefacenti. La scelta di allontanarsi dalle droghe sarebbe stata anche determinata dalla nascita di suo figlio e dalla necessità di occuparsi di lui.

Tuttavia, a contraddire le sue dichiarazioni, è appars
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T4ncr3d1
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, tedeschi
Tra bucomani l'amicizia non esiste proprio. Sei totalmente sola. Sei sempre sola. Tutto il resto te lo inventi. Tutto quell'orrore per una pera, quel pomeriggio. Ma non era proprio un caso particolare. Tutti i giorni è lo stesso orrore.

Philip K. Dick, in uno dei suoi più oscuri e controversi romanzi, definì la tossicodipendenza, piuttosto che una malattia da curare, una effettiva mancanza di giudizio. Farsi una pera equivale, insomma, al gettarsi in strada contro una macchina in corsa.
Chissà se
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Vivone Os
Tužna, strašna priča o trinaestogodišnjoj djevojčici koja je postala ovisnica o heroinu. Njeni usponi i padovi sve do nazovi ozdravljenja. Ne mogu si ni zamisliti kako je voditi takav život, prostituirati se, ubadati iglu u vene, potucati se po ulicama, lagati, krasti, zavaravati druge, a posebno sebe. Meni su najveći problem s trinaest godina bile ocjene i dečki.
Dugo sam ju čitala. Nisam mogla sve odjednom. Bila sam i tužna i ljuta na Christiane, a još više na njemački pravosudni i zdravstveni
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Razvan Zamfirescu
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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După ce am închis cartea am sperat că Christiana a scăpat, cumva, de dependență, că a rupt legătura cu drogurile, că s-a vindecat și că a reușit să-și refacă viața. Din păcate chiar și la o vârstă destul de înaintată, plecată fiind în America, a fost arestată pentru posesie și uz de droguri. Christiana nu o să mai fie niciodată Christiana cea pe care am descoperit-o la începutul cărții, acea feti
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Marisa Fernandes
Quis muito ler este livro enquanto adolescente (na altura, o livro tinha uma capa preta e vermelha e não tinha a imagem de uma jovem), mas não consegui. Durante muito tempo encontrei-o esgotado e pensei: não tem de ser. Não tinha, não. Naquela altura não tinha de ser e li-o agora, porventura, num momento mais oportuno... Quando estava a terminar o livro, vi na televisão, no programa Alta Definição, o testemunho do cantor Nuno Norte e constatei que muito do que estava a ler se encaixava na experi ...more
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