Tomboy

Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Teen & Young Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cameron is just like one of the guys to everyone except Jake, her brother's best friend. When she discovers him using her room to hook up with a girl, the sparks fly between them.

©2013 Suzana Thompson (P)2019 Suzana Thompson

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Young love!

I really enjoyed this YA listen. It was felt very real dealing with realife teen issues and how life is. I was sucked into this story from start to finish. I found myself smiling most the book. I loved Cam and Jake's story so much. What made the book was that the author went more into the future and just didn't end it with no future look. This is a first with this author and I will be looking into more of her books. The narrator did a great job!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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Sweet YA Romance

This is a short, sweet, and cute YA, high school romance. Cameron and Jake are great characters. Sarah Sampino did a great narration.

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High School Memories Stirred

Suzana Thompson does an excellent job of capturing the coming of age emotions in Tomboy. Cam has always one of the guys but little does she know her twin brother's best friend, Jake, has more than friendly feelings for her. Sparks fly when she catches Jake in a compromising position in her room. As a tomboy, romance and all the trappings of being a girl have never appealed to Cam. Her parents' divorce and her absent father color her reaction to relationships but her mother is still hopeful for a lifelong love. While Jake has been waiting his entire life for Cam to be on the same page, the young man is what all mature book boyfriends should aspire to be: patient, romantic, possessive, loving, and passionate. While the road is sometimes rocky on the way to their relationship, Cam and Jake's story ends in a very satisfying way.
Ms. Thompson capture's Cam's tomboy traits well, I grew up as one so I could relate to her character, and being blindsided by a friend who has romantic feeling? She hit that shocker dead on, as well as the drama of the high school friends and the catty girls who try to break up couples. Ms. Thompson's characters are realistic, the situations real life and the story well paced. There are great family moments with the mom, great banter between the siblings, and with the couple. I'd definitely read more by this author.
Sarah Sampino does an excellent job bringing these characters to life. Her voice is smooth and when Jake was teasing Cam I could hear the smirk in her voice. I'll be watching for more books narrated by her.

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YA romance

This was a new author for me. I enjoyed the young love coming of age romance. She discovers her hormones and her brothers best friend all at the same time.

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Cute YA Story

Cam has always been just one of the guys, despite the fact that she's a girl. She's never had a crush on a guy or felt attraction for anyone, so it shocks her when she can't get her brother's best friend Jake out of her head. Cam thinks she can get it out of her system quickly but Jake has other ideas.

This was a cute YA story, I'd recommend it for older teens due to the focus on sex. I really loved both characters, Cam doesn't care what anyone thinks and I love her confidence. I loved her friendship with Kyle. Jake was so sweet in flashbacks and the end showed how great they were together. The narration was well done and fit the story well. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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Cute Coming of Age Story

Title: Tomboy
Author: Suzana Thompson
Format: Audio
Narrator: Sarah Sampino
Genre: YA romance, sibling’s best friend (twins) friends to lovers
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so
POV: Cameron
Steam Level: Warm - no graphic sexuality but fade to black, just kissing
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Tomboy is a cute coming of age story about a Tomboy realizing her sexuality. Cameron was a little too naive and a bit slow on the uptake for me but I loved Jake and his patience with Cameron. Tomboy dealt with a lot of issues that teens deal with including sexuality, sexual identity and gossip

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Tomboy

Tomboy was an enjoyable coming of age/YA love story between Cameron and Jake. Both characters were likable and the storyline was interesting. Sarah Sampino did a great job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Didn't Love It

I really wanted to like this book. It has a nice premise, but the story just fell flat. On the upside, the narrator did a great job with what she was given. She definitely injected a lot of life into the story and characters and spoke clearly and directly.

The story itself is just too unbelievable, and the character of Cam is infuriating. Her motives and feelings have no basis in reality and do not reflect the way that rational people behave. Which would be fine if she were meant to be that way, but it is stressed in the story that she is meant to be a rational and accepting person. The lack of awareness and basic human anatomy demonstrated by Cam is insulting to the reader and lacks any real depth.

Overall, I would not recommend it.

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Do not suggest for a teen

I liked this story and it didn’t have any detailed sex scenes but there is a lot of sexual happenings with the high school students. I think it would lead to more graphic and detailed reads which I believe would be inappropriate for teens to read. With that said I liked that this story was complete and went through to after college. Good story line and characters. Also not big on the homosexuality, just don’t care to read about it.

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Brother's best friend done right!

This was a fantastic teen romance with young adult heat level. I loved this as a great "brothers best friend" tale. Enough to make this 40 yo squeal like a tween. So fun!

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  • medy
  • 02-27-19

Tomboy

There was no real connection to it and It seemed rushed. I was still happy that Cam and Jake ended up together after everything.

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  • Janet V.
  • 12-29-19

Good Listen

I really enjoyed listening to Tomboy.

Cameron has a “don’t care what people think” attitude when it comes to her appearance. Jake has been crushing on her for years and when they finally come together, the chemistry is real.

Sarah did a fantastic job narrating!

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  • Tamica Gates
  • 11-16-19

Lovely Story

I love stories like this when two people grow up together and fall in love. Wondering if it will last but growing along the way to have one of the strongest relationships. Great narration lovely story.

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  • Natalie
  • 04-01-19

Simple and sweet

Thank you to Suzana Thompson for giving me this audiobook in return for an honest review. 

Tomboy is the story of Cameron, better known as Cam, the girl who has always been 'one of the boys'. The only person who hasn't seen her as that is her brother's best friend, Jake. As she gets older she also begins to see him in a new light. 

I loved the characters in this story, Cam was quite a strong character in her own, not falling into the girly role even after developing a romantic interest like a lot of tomboys in stories do. She just develops hormones and grows up, and Jake is an adorable character who likes her for that reason. I also liked the other characters such as her best friend and her brother.

Some parts of this story, especially dialogue, didn't seem to flow very easily in my opinion. Sarah Sampino does a great job of it however and really gets inside the mind of the characters, making it a really easy story to listen to.

I'd really recommend this to teenage romance fans. It's great for young adults and a nice easy read.

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  • Jan M
  • 03-24-19

Growing Up

Tomboy by Suzana Thompson is a fast coming of age listen. I loved the Tomboy in this story. Cam and Jake were fortunate to get their happy ending. Sarah Sampino was wonderful performing this book. She brought the characters to life with her voice and inflections of emotion. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Selina ryles
  • 03-16-19

an enjoyable nostalgic trip to teenage years

I really enjoyed this book . it was the first book I have liatened to by this author but will be seeking out others in the future
The story itself was sweet and it makes you very reminiscent to your teenage years of teenage worries and angst. I thoroughly enjoy reading and listening to young adult books as sometimes you need that easy going escape. This book didn't disappoint . highly recommended
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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 02-28-19

fun listen

oh I loved this book so much!
it was such a fun listen and even tho it's only a few hours long it was really well written out and it didn't feel rushed or anything
i loved the banter between all the characters and even the more serious aspects of the story
highly recommended listen

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 02-22-19

What a sweet romance!!

I won this book on a Facebook giveaway. This is a wonderful romance story that is a must read! The narrator does an amazing job with the characters in this story by making the characters come to live. I felt as though I was in the story with the characters. The author has a wonderful way of telling a beautiful story.

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  • Toni walker
  • 02-21-19

Wow

Love this book it reminded me when I was a kid really enjoyable The story was great I would recommend it

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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-18-19

Sweet young adult story

Cameron is a tomboy, like sports and most of her friends are boys. When her twin brother's best friend Jake is caught in her bedroom with another girl, she becomes annoyed, but is it because he was in her bed? Or is it because it wasn't her? This is sweet story of growing up, self realization and figuring out who you really are. I enjoyed Cam as she matured and realized what life would have in store for her. Her journey is one that I found easily relatable, and I fell back into that time of insecurity as a teen. With his family life and his mature outlook, Jake is more complex than I expected. Together, we get a little teenage angst and enjoy watching their relationship grow as they get older. Breakout character is Kyle, Cam's best friend. What a great personality he brings in!

Sarah Sampino's performance of Tomboy is wonderful. I love her voice. She easily modeled her characters with that teen angst using voices that were a good fit for the age of Cam and Jake. I like her pace and style of narration, giving my ears hours of enjoyment.