Zoo Station

The Story of Christiane F.

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. Christiane’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, longing for acceptance, thrilling risks, and even her musical obsessions are familiar to everyone. Previously published in Germany and the US to critical acclaim, Zest’s new translation includes original photographs of Christiane and her friends.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN006140, YAN051070, YAN051220
Features Foreword and Reviewed

Author: Christiane F.

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


Publishers Weekly

“Although Christiane’s message to readers is, without a doubt, ‘Do not follow me,’ she synthesizes moments of beauty and joy alongside those of horror, resulting in a deeply observant look at the search for love and meaning amid chaos.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Disturbing but compelling.”—Kirkus Reviews