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Tomboy

Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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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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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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It wasn’t bad.

I will start off by saying that I received this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review.

I like the author, she’s great at telling a story. After listening to Fake Boyfriend, I was excited to immediately dive into this one. It wasn’t as good as Fake Boyfriend, but it wasn’t bad.

What I liked:

Cam... most of the time.
Jake... but ONLY towards the end of the book, explanation coming.
The story... but not all of the events in it.

I didn’t like the narrator. I think her voice was very.... nasally? She wasn’t pleasant to listen to. When she read as Jake, she mostly spoke in a flat and emotionless tone and didn’t really give him a personality which I think made it so much harder to like him after... hold on a second-

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

After Cam caught Jake in her bed screwing another girl. Yes, I get they weren’t dating. Yes, I get she didn’t even realize how she felt about him just yet. But that was so disgusting! It’s one thing to let your friend borrow your bed for a hookup with your permission, it’s another for them to go behind your back and do that without your knowledge in YOUR bed. That was so gross and made him be pictured immediately as one of those nasty pervy jocks from movies. It was tough as a reader/listener to get that idea of him out of my head as the story progressed. It made even harder to believe he had been in love with her for years, considering if he even liked her the least bit he wouldn’t have been in her bed of all places with another girl.

I liked Cam, but I did hate how oblivious she was for most of the book because with all the pieces of backstory we got, there is no way the girls that dumb that she didn’t know he liked her. I also hated how she had her first kiss, and then her second, & was suddenly ready to lose her virginity just to see if she could STOP liking the guy.

I did like that she was the one pressuring Jake for sex though. I’m glad the author did that! It’s always the man you see in stories being the one pressuring, it was nice for a change since woman can be guilty of this too.

I feel like this story kind of dragged on after a certain point. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it. BUT I feel like it should have stopped on that football field when she told him he was her boyfriend now. His reaction was perfect & I thought the scene was magic.

Would I recommend it? Yes.

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Tomboy

Cameron and her twin brother Connor have the same friend group which includes Jake. Jake and Connor have been friends since they were kids and he’s always hanging around their house. He is a basketball player who’s popular with the girls. One day Jake asks Cameron on a date. This totally throws her off because they’ve been friends for so long. Cam has to work through her feelings and decide what it is that she wants. This was a sweet coming of age story. Sarah Sampino did a great job as narrator.

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Wonderful!

I so enjoyed listening to this book and it was fun to see her turn into a woman. Sara Sampino did a fantastic job narrating it! She pulled me right into the story.

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Great Read

Tomboy was a great quick read by Suzana Thompson. Cameron has always been a tomboy and has been seen as one of the guys. That is to everyone except her brother's best friend, Jake. One day Cam finds him in her room trying to hook up with a girl. There chemistry sparks and they see what happens. This was a great read, I loved reading Cam and Jake's story. I can't wait to read more by Suzana Thompson.

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  • emmazoemom
  • HAWTHORNE, FL, United States
  • 05-30-19

Super cute, engaging and excellent narration!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was nice to hear about a strong female character who wasn't a bitch or "all knowing" - she is falable and real. The storyline was realistic, but somewhat lighthearted overall, which really helped to keep me engaged. I would gladly listen to more of Suzana Thompson's books.

This is the first book I have heard Sarah Sampino narrate, she did a terrific job! I quickly identified with each character and she made me laugh and cry with her very appropriate empathey and emphasis. I am always looking for good narrators, I have found that when I see a good narrator on a title for a new to me author, I will try the book knowing that I will get a great listen out of it. Sarah is now on my list. :-)

Thank you Suzana and Sarah!

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Sweet story

The narrator did a good job; it was a good listening experience.

Overall, I enjoyed this story, but it is a bit frustrating in the beginning. Cameron is a very young 17 and is finally realizing that guys exist and she’s attracted to them; especially her brother’s best friend, Jake. She is very un-self aware and her common sense isn’t the best. She does grow throughout the story though; she’s just on the extreme side of “tomboy”. Jake really sucks in the beginning. He hooks up with another girl in Cameron’s room, but he supposedly wants Cameron. Stupid boy! So, I get how Cameron doesn’t feel she can trust his intentions. Jake being a moron happens towards the beginning and he does show his feelings, so in the end, I liked him. The romance is sweet and they have good chemistry. So, the characters are young and still immature, but they got better as the story progressed, so I enjoyed this story. The writing isn’t amazing, but it’s a decent story. I would’ve even loved a bit more in the ending; what was there is good, but a little more would’ve been great!

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Sweet young romance

Refreshing and wholesome coming of age story that l found myself chuckling at. Nothing like a feisty girl with loads of self confidence to manage a group of feisty teenage boys. Well written and about 5 hours long. Narration by Sarak Sampino was just right and easy to distinguish the characters apart.

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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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  • 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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  • Shakera
  • 03-25-19

Sigh, Teenage Relationships

Who doesn't love a little teenage angst?! Cam is a tomboy and a girl after my own heart! I loved Cam and Jake together. They were absolute perfection! Sarah Sampino's narration was spot on! I enjoyed this book!

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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
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.”).


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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 swoffer
  • 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.