Book Review: Checkout Girl — A Life Behind the Register by Anna Sam (Trans. Morag Young)

Where I Bought : Popular Bookshop Sale
Price : RM12
Rating : 3/5 stars

Originally written in French translated to English, this book is a light read that reveals what goes on in a cashier’s life.

The recollections are initially written in French from her blog Les tribulations d’une caissière (The Tribulations of a Cashier). Adapting a blog into a published book would be a writing blogger’s dream.

Reading the book is similar to reading blog posts but of course with edited structure. The chapters are short and quirky.

It showcases real life customer scenarios: Does customer pushing 11 items to 10 items fast lane rings any bell? And supermarket gimmicks: Does on promotion item tagged at $1.99! $9.99! $39.99! rings any bell?
These are common display at supermarkets that you can easily relate to in real life, written in jest.

The less than perfect rating refers to some humour which come across flat, perhaps it may be better appreciated in its native language, French.

I recommend this book for short read between chores, or between your tasks as some chapters are just 2, 3 pages. However I would not recommend this book if you’re looking for seriously humourous stories.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Checkout Girl — A Life Behind the Register by Anna Sam (Trans. Morag Young)

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