Who owns the rights to your honor when it’s been taken from you?
In Haddleboro, North Carolina, Scout Webb is a fourteen year old kind, spirited small town southern girl and a tomboy much like her namesake, the young narrator from her mother’s favorite book. With both her name and her Christian faith deeply woven into the fabric of her identity, Scout always felt like she had a lot to live up to – she was the kind of girl who made her parents proud.
It’s August 1983, and Scout is playing on a summer baseball team with Charlie Porter, her best friend since kindergarten. More than anything, she is looking forward to her last few weeks at Camp Judah, a Christian camp near the Catawba River. She can’t wait to see her big crush “Brother Doug,” the thirty-two year old camp lifeguard who has watched her grow up each summer since she was seven years old. But after a fateful few days and one catastrophic event during her last day at the camp, Scout will be changed forever.
This is a story of a self, lost…a self, loathed…and a self, rediscovered.
Reviews for Scout’s Honor
“Scout’s Honor thoroughly engages us from the moment we first meet the engaging Scout Webb, a sort of female Holden Caulfield whose lifelong struggles with love make a compelling read and teach us much. First-time novelist Dori Ann Dupré does a terrific job telling her story through an array of interesting characters while demonstrating a keen eye for detail and a true gift for exploring the joys, heartbreaks, complexities and deep truths of human relationships. Scout’s Honor will capture your heart.”
~ Mark Ethridge, author of Grievances and Fallout, screen writer for Deadline (the movie adaptation of Grievances) and two-time Pulitzer Prize for Public Service recipient as managing editor with the Charlotte Observer
“Dori Ann Dupré crafted this tale that followed the life of Scout Webb, quite delicately. Her use of first person narrative of the main characters drove the story and revealed all the coming of age, humor, heart-break and often horrendously real situations in such a unique way. Each voice was captured well and you could feel each of their triumphs or pains as they were unfolding. I commend her choices to give us this story in this way. This is a bold debut and you will feel the gambit of emotions as you turn the pages.”
~ Mike Hansen, author of When Life Hands You a Lemon
“Dori Ann Dupré is one of those authors who write so well you forget you’re reading. She brings you into the story, and you become invested in the characters and their stories. You are angry with the antagonists, but you understand them too. You know where they went wrong, but you still care for them, just as you have done with people in your real life who have stumbled.”
~ Scott Thompson, author of Young Men Shall See and Eight Days
“Dori Ann Dupré has written a wonderful debut novel about a character named Scout – after the character in her mother’s favorite book To Kill a Mockingbird. The book covers Scout’s life with all of its joy and pain, mistakes and successes. She is a real multi-dimensional character and I found myself thinking about her even after the last page of the book was read…. I loved this novel and it was hard to believe that it was this author’s first novel. I look forward to her next novels and predict some great books in the future from her.”
~ Susan Roberts, reviewer for Girl Who Reads Book Blog