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You Be the Jury

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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Ten courtroom mysteries with illustrated clues.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1987)
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Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
these books were so much more fun before i was old enough to actually be on a jury.

i do not look forward to tomorrow...


things i learned at jury duty today:

9 am means 930, and 330 means 345

the "computers" at jury duty are terrible

while non-asian court officers have zero difficulty pronouncing polysyllabic chinese and korean names, my two-syllable french name will cause endless variations and stumblings.

if don't forget the lyr
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Even better than the Encyclopedia Brown stories! Almost all are solvable by logic and observation of given evidence, and yet they really made me think. Also, I was annoyed with myself about the ones I didn't get, as I should have. I am glad my library has a few of this series and will look for more elsewhere. ...more
Amma Saunders
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really like choose your own story books/movies/anything. I also liked how this book put your eyes to work, and made you a real detective (kind of) by making you really examine the photos and the story to see if the suspect was guilty.
Jun 10, 2008 rated it liked it
I don't know if I was ever good at these... but I enjoyed rereading them. ...more
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HOW CAN I GET OVER THIS BOOK?!!!!! It was so good and I wanted to read the whole series but then i go to the library website and they say they don't even have one of them!!! I was instantly disappointed and wanted to move to a different city to be able to get this book. It has many more books in the series.

What I Liked: It had evidence so you could be investigating and they were all very realistic stories.
Jan 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This fun book was recommended to me by my 10 year old cousin-a cutie! She said I'd like it and she was right! The premise is simple-the author presents a short court case and you must be the jury and weigh the evidence. I am a little concerned that there were a few I missed-but it was delightful. : ) Thank you, Leah! ...more
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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This book is totally fantastic!
You get to read a crime, look at evidence, and solve it using the evidence from the story and pictures.
There are many cases inside one book, and they are all very different and fun.
Although, some are very tricky, I had a lot of fun with this book.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I remember reading these years ago, so when I saw this book for sale in a second hand store, it was a nice trip down memory lane :)
Tara Calaby
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved these books SO VERY MUCH as a kid. They were the ones you could hardly ever borrow from the library because everyone wanted them.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
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This book was fine. The mysteries were good but it was really dated.
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This was fun to read with the boys
Daniel Gaul
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First saw this book and its sequels in jr hugh/high school; fascinating cases and analyses!
David K
May 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book deserves 4 stars because it actually can help you like if you want to be with the court buisness. So i would recomend this book for 4th graders and higher. I think this would be a fun book to read for little kids to read because it will be a challenge to the little kids because they dont know what to do. So I would recommend my teacher to read this book because it will actually suit the teachers age because it will still be a challenge for them. They will give you proof of pictures an ...more
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 5th-grade
Think Encyclopedia Brown mysteries are hard? Try this! This book has ten different courtroom mysteries that you have to figure out. Stuck? Don't worry, the answers are in the book. ...more
LOVED these books! It made me realize that it's in the best interest of our country never to have me be on one... ...more
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Easy but great, I love thease books!!!
Julie Suzanne
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it
I think this is great for elementary school/early middle school AIS. Develop critical thinking skills and read for details. Easy reading level.
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