The Secrets I Keep

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The Secrets I Keep by Alex Casso

Novel Rating 4/5 


The Secrets I Keep is a poetry collection about mental illness, as well as child abuse and living with the aftermath. Through it, Alex Casso bares their soul and proves that, despite everything, they are a force to be reckoned with. Trigger warnings include parental abuse and self harm.

*I was approached by the author to read her novel in exchange for a review. All thoughts are mine*

The novel was very short, yet it doesn’t take away from the impact of the read. It was relatively familiar to me, I related to almost half of the whole novel. But truly I think the work has a very strong start, I actually wish I could hold the novel in my hands. Any poetry book about mental illness I click with right away because I understand what it’s like to be in those shoes, it’s very hard to publish something so revealing and I give Alex Casso credit for getting it out into the world. I really loved the raw element to The Secrets I Keep, I feel like almost anyone can relate to these poems. We have all gone through something and it’s so nice to feel like we are all connected in some way, even in a small way. I am so glad the author approached me to read her debut poetry collection because I fell in love!! I await future work from this promising author!

You can buy The Secrets I keep here for your kindle!

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