Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It

Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It : False Apology Poems

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This Is Just to Say

If you're looking for a nice happy book

put this one down and run away quickly

Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring

Inspired by William Carlos Williams's famous poem "This Is Just to Say," Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine delivers a wickedly funny collection of her own false apology poems, imagining how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make. Matthew Cordell's clever and playful line art lightheartedly captures the spirit of the poetry. This is the perfect book for anyone who's ever apologized . . . and not really meant it.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 79 pages
  • 182 x 232 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061787264
  • 9780061787263
  • 2,076,337

Review quote

Levine models more than 40 poems after William Carlos Williams s This Is Just to Say, taking its quasi-repentant tone to a whole new level. Poetry fans fine-tuning their sense of sarcasm need look no further. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
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1,167 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 29% (337)
4 36% (421)
3 24% (281)
2 8% (95)
1 3% (33)
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