The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
Details: Hardcover, 314 pages
Published: February 8th 2011 by Walden Pond Press
Source: I got it for review.
My Rating: 4/5
Buy It: The Book Depository
Summary: Chris Rylander delivers a funny Ferris Bueler-style middle grade novel with The Fourth Stall.
Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. It's what he does—he and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law, or at least the school code of conduct, but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can pay him, Mac is on your side. His office is located in the East Wing boys' bathroom, fourth stall from the high window. And business is booming.
Or at least it was, until one particular Monday. It starts with a third grader in need of protection. And before this ordeal is over, it's going to involve a legendary high school crime boss named Staples, an intramural gambling ring, a graffiti ninja, the nine most dangerous bullies in school, and the first Chicago Cubs World Series game in almost seventy years. And that's just the beginning. Mac and Vince soon realize that the trouble with solving everyone else's problems is that there's no one left to solve yours.
My Review: The Fourth Stall is a fun read. It was surprisingly intense and very well written. It wasn't as light as I thought it was going to be and there was a lot of action.
The kids in this book are so brave, smart and tough. I wouldn't want to go up against them.
Rylander creates an exciting, unique story that is impossible to stop reading. This is a very hard book to put down. I definitely recommend it.