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Scout's Honor

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  30 reviews
A story of a self-lost...
A self-loathed...
And a self-rediscovered.

In Haddleboro, North Carolina, Scout Webb is a 14-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
Paperback, Second Edition, 374 pages
Published April 14th 2016 by EJD Press
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Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: southern-fiction
Dori Ann Dupre 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 didn't always agree with some of the decisions that she made in the novel but it all made sense within the context of the story, not ...more
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scout's Honor was a fantastic story, 45 years in the making...Dori Ann Dupre 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. ...more
Scott Thompson
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This novel is so well written that it feels like a memoir. This story follows a girl into womanhood and all the ups and downs that come with life. While it may seem like a difficult life, it’s really beautiful. This story is the story of many of us, and Scout, the main character, is recognizable. You know her. Or you are her. Scout, like the rest of us, wants to love, and like most of us, she stumbles in her pursuit of love. But she keeps living and moving forward, and maybe through this struggl ...more
Dionne Abouelela
For a debut novel, Dori Ann Dupré does a wonderful job with weaving her story into one cohesive piece. As her publisher, we decided to sign this novel because Dori brought strength, humility, and all of her characters are relatable. We could see the pain, joy, love, frustration and redemption, and we saw pieces of Scout in ourselves.

Dori puts a tremendous amount of effort into everything that she does and it shows in her writing. This was a pleasure to read and Dori has been a pleasure to work w
David O'Sullivan
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read. Dori Ann Dupre has a new and interesting voice. The skill she holds in reaching the reader by communicating great ideas and thoughts through well crafted and well rounded characters is incredible.
Kata Mlek
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dori Ann Dupre and her Scout’s Honor attracted me with … The cover. The girl depicted there resembles me at summer sailing camp. In my case the camp is one of my warmest memories—Scout can’t say the same. This summer, when she at age 14 attends her camp for the last time, is a painful turning point in her life.

For years to come, what happened between her and her much older married lover determined Scout’s way of thinking about herself and how she dealt with life. She became lonely, avoided peopl
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
*I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher and author. All views and opinions are my own.*

Actual Rating: 4.75 stars

"Most people don't want to know the truth, no matter how boldly it stares into their faces."

Scout's Honor is an absolutely captivating novel by debut author Dori Ann Dupré following a young fourteen year old girl throughout the trials and tribulations of a very challenging life in which she deals with extremely difficult things such as self-worth a
Tiffany Guthrie
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful read. Some parts were difficult to get through, but not because the book was bad. I enjoyed reading this one and passed it along to my friend to read after.
Hailey Pister
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While the author is a dear woman I hold close to my heart- I don't think it impacts my love for this book! Heart breaking, touching, and just overall an entertaining story that shows the deep pain and growth of a young girl. I can't wait to read Dori's new book coming out next week! ...more
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Impulsive decisions. Decisions on the fly without a moments thought of how it will affect my future or those around me. Self-discovery. It was my life growing up into a young adult. Similarly, Scout seems to make similar self-discovery choices encouraged by emotion and flattery from older men.

Although this book isn't about me and my life growing up, it reminds me of how I was and the emotional decisions I made in my own self-discovery that affected the course of my life. A very easy to read you
J.M. Sullivan
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Scout's Honor and I have to say, though I am not usually a contemporary reader, I loved this book. Scout's story had me enthralled the whole time. Dupre does such a good job with her characters that I literally envisioned running one of them over with a rusty lawn mower (but I won't say who, bc *spoilers*). Although, Scout is far from perfect, there were a few times I imagined myself smacking some sense into her as well! But that's how good the story was. I was so enthralled that ...more
Amy Suitt
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, emotional read

This was an emotional roller coaster. Any female will see herself in the teenaged Scout’s crush moment. Nice use of point-of-view. Switching between characters definitely gave the story more depth and offered a better understanding of everyone’s actions.

It was an honor to meet you at the Carolina Women’s Show. I look forward to reading your next book.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things about working with indie and first-time authors (other than the fact that they are just really cool people) is that they write about such a variety of topics and from so many different points of view and are generally unencumbered by the requests and desires of publishers. Dori Ann Dupre’s first book is such a good example of that. Scout’s Honor is told from a number of different perspectives spanning more than thirty years. I have never read a book that spanned so many ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like happy endings, but it is an adult book...maybe rated R because younger
My uncle gave me a copy of this book, as it was written by his friend Dori :) It was her first novel, which I would have never guessed! It's very well written, with viewpoints from all of the main characters, and the way that she gives us a look into each of their brains really immerses you into the story. I cannot for the life of me decide whether I like the main character Scout or not, but she is portrayed in a way that you can empathize with her while she struggles through moral choices.
Anne Anthony
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m certain that an author has done her job well when I can’t get the characters from her book out of my mind for days or weeks after finishing her story. Scout’s Honor is one of those books. Scout’s story reveals a young girl’s betrayal at the hands of a trusted adult. I counseled young girls who’d experienced similar betrayals and the parallels between Scout’s story and theirs is spot on. Their confusion. Their heartache. Their shame. Dori Ann Dupré captured it all without sentimentality or sc ...more
Kirsty Noah-whitlock
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scout is a 14 year old girl who has a great life, an amazing best friend, supporting family and is a fun loving girl. Scout then goes to Camp Judah, a Christian camp she regularly attends, and where her life takes a turn and will never be the same again.

This book is written that well that sometimes I had to remind myself it is fiction. It takes you through Scouts life and through the eyes of those close to her. Extremely well written and would never think if was the authors first book. A rollerc
Padgett Gerler
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dori Ann Dupre’s young adult debut novel, SCOUT’S HONOR, is hauntingly troubling, yet beautifully written.

Children are vulnerable, emotional sponges; and everything they hear, feel, and experience becomes part and parcel of the narrative of their lives. Sadly, at the impressionable age of fourteen, Scout Webb encounters an experience that will steal her innocence and set her on a path of emotional turmoil and poor choices.

With astonishing skill for a first-time author, Dori Ann Dupre’ traces Sco
Page Turners
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an incredible story of one person’s journey from vulnerable teenager into a confident and resilient woman. It is the unfortunate moments of her past that shape her future and leaves you hanging on every word of the story. This book transforms you into a world of innocence with such well written characters that are each struggling with issues of their own. Scout shares unique friendships and romance with Charlie and Doug and there is always the anticipation of where these relationships w ...more
Tracie Barton-Barrett
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dori Ann Dupre's first novel hits it right out of the ballpark. SCOUT'S HONOR is a engaging and realistic book about Scout Webb and the "web" she unknowingly creates in her life, particularly when it comes to decisions with men. As a fellow TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD fan, I appreciated the references and nods to Harper Lee's classic. In addition, the 1980s references were also appreciated. Well-written.

I look forward to reading more from Ms. Dupre in the future!
Shelley Bombard
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scout's Honor is a great read. It is filled with intriguing and unforgettable characters and a solid storyline. I enjoyed this novel very much, I laughed and cried right along with Scout as I wandered through the trials and tribulations of her life. I very much look forward to reading future works by Dori Ann Dupre. ...more
Amanda Hanson
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This was a very heartwarming and real first novel - I enjoyed reading it a lot! There were times I was insanely frustrated with Scout and the choices she was making, but that was all part of the journey. I can't wait to see what Dori Ann Dupre writes next - I will be reading it, whatever it is! ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
14 year old Scott loves summer camp and has a crush on the counselor, but what happened that year between her and her much older married lover determined Scouts way of thinking about herself and how she dealt with life.
Laura Kisthardt
Poor Scout. I really felt for her in her struggles. Good debut novel. I look forward to reading more!
L. Ford
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Scout's Honor was a fantastic debut. I loved the shifting perspectives throughout the book, because it really emphasized the idea that there are multiple sides to every story. Nothing is black and white. There were places you thought the writing would take you, but then it would switch to a different person's perspective and boom, your mind immediately changes. - Hard to describe because I don't want to put any spoilers!

All of the characters were well fleshed out, even the side people who I didn
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this book.

It was also a book that is more than a bit disturbing in its brutal examination of the human condition. It is a book about the human condition from one, well several, perspectives. And like so many books that examine things so closely, we really get a good look at our own failings as human beings.

This book centers on a young lady growing up probably a bit too early, but who also finds her own strength in the process. The folks that surround her are fully realized and multi-dimen
Jul 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this for review from the author.

I loved the story of Scout and how beautifully written this book is. the only downside for me is that it was told from too many different perspectives, however, all those perspectives played an important part of the story. Another downside for me was that the story jumped from one time to another too quickly for. There were also things that made me wonder what Scout was thinking when doing some of the things that she did.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a really fascinating story. I enjoyed every moment of it, and will definitely recommend this book to others who are looking for a heartfelt, meaningful read. The only problem I had with the book was that it was pretty predictable at times, but overall I really like the story.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jenn Van Dyk
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I knew Dori in HS, so I read this book due to that original connection. The characters were warm and a bit broken. Relatable. The story line was true. I was disturbed, but then was able to breathe, then disturbed again. Great read!
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it!
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Dori is the author of two award winning novels of literary fiction, SCOUT'S HONOR (Pen Name Publishing, 2016) and GOOD BUDDY (EJD Press, 2019). In addition, her short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are published in several anthologies. Dori lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and is the proud mother of a Registered Nurse and a Tree-Hugging Do-gooder.

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