The Fourth Stall: Book Review

May 11th, 2012 by

fourth-stall-chris-rylander-book-reviewYou know how sometimes it takes a while to get into a book and you’re not sure if it’s going to get better but you figure you might as well stick with it a little longer to see? Well, reading The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander is NOTHING like that!

As soon as I met Mac on the very first page, I was hooked. Mac is no ordinary middle schooler; he’s like the godfather amongst his classmates — a fixer, a businessman who will help you out… for a price. Or a favor. And he runs his operation out of the fourth stall of a school bathroom — hence the book’s title.

When you first observe Mac doing his thing, everything is going great for him and his best friend (and business partner), Vince. But soon, Mac is a wanted man rather than being the one in charge — thanks to a little kid who comes to Mac for protection from an older sleazeball named Staples. (Why? I dunno.) Staples runs his own shadier and more violent operation in gambling and debt collection, and this spells a whole world of trouble for Mac and his associates.

How can Mac beat Staples and get back on top? Well, he has a plan, but let’s just say things get a whole lot worse before they get better… To find out how Mac involves the school bullies, sniffs out a rat, gets into a huge fight with Vince, and even entertains the idea of joining Staples’ crew — well, obviously you’ll just have to read the book!

Of course, if you’ve already read the book, leave a comment with your thoughts! I want to hear how you liked it, and your favorite parts!

— Karen

If you like The Fourth Stall, don’t forget who recommended it to you. Karen has her ways when it comes to collecting on favors…

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One Response

  • brandon writes:
    March 21st, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Im gonna read this book after i get done with my book!

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