Suicide book outcry

News Out Of Australia where Education Minister Paula Wriedt will not restrict access to a controversial book which is in Tasmanian school libraries and details suicidal thoughts in explicit language.

Ms Wriedt said yesterday the novel Dear Miffy, written by acclaimed children’s author John Marsden, should not be subjected to censorship.

The book is based around the letters of angry teenager Tony, who pours out his desperate suicidal thoughts to his former girlfriend Miffy.

The book is loaded with expletives, and Internet references note that its contents are confronting and may offend some readers.