Ordered the book online when I saw it was on sale and thought would would be good to read this one right away. When I read the blurbs and initial hype I expected a pleasant, feel-good/light book about a romance between two employees at a thrift shop. Maybe learn a bit about Japanese people/culture/etc.
Instead...this is not that all. Presumably we're supposed to care about Hitomi, who has fallen for her co-worker Takeo and seeks advice as well as manages dealing with the quirks and what not of customer service, running a shop, dealing with her boss, etc. Instead it's a book with a boring protagonist and characters you really don't come to care about or appear interesting. A stronger writer might have done more OR it's a problem with translation (I don't know). In any case, the English translation of this book is incredibly boring and tedious.
That's all there is to it, really. It's a short read and I thought maybe this was the wrong book for the moment or I wasn't in the mood for a book like this but after seeing the negative reviews I think it's just not a good read/something was lost in translation.
I'm glad I got it at a discount but I wish I had found a bargain bin or library copy instead. I'd skip this one.