Poetry fans fine-tuning their sense of sarcasm need look no further.
★ Publishers Weekly
The prolific author of Ella Enchanted is determined here to strip poetry free of the high-mindedness with
which schoolchildren often groaningly associate it.
The New York Times Book Review
Mean-spirited mischief and gruesome scenarios are part of the fun in the fractured-fairy-tale poem which include wry
takes on the Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose nonsense, and popular folklore...Readers will enjoy sharing the suprising selections,
which will make them rethink what they thought they knew.
Gail Carson Levine's gleefully snarky poems in Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It go a long way in turning this high-minded literary form into a joy for youngsters – and their adults. Each free-verse poem is short and impishly rude, but funny – as long as you're not the victim.
...a witty, entertaining book of poems...
Macabre, sometimes downright mean, this mischievous collection is sure to engage the devilish side of readers of all ages. Kirkus
...a poet of undeniable talent.
And here is a great article featuring Forgive Me at The Atlantic's on-line site.