The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander

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The humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal in this first book in Chris Rylander's The Fourth Stall Saga.

Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. 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 boy's bathroom, fourth stall from the high window. And business is booming. Or at least it was, until this particular Monday. Because this Monday is when Mac and Vince find out that the trouble with solving everyone else's problems is there's no one left to solve yours.

The school setting; fast-paced, cinematic, and funny story; and engaging voice make The Fourth Stall a perfect classroom read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

 

About Chris Rylander

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Chris Rylander is the author of the first two books in the Fourth Stall saga. A fan of strawberry jam, one-armed cowboys, and the Chicago Cubs, he lives in Chicago, IL. You can visit him online at www.chrisrylander.com.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by Walden Pond Press. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mac’s story may center on his office in the fourth stall (and sport a graphically terrific cover), but it is hardly flush with excitement, as it slowly delineates the chesslike match between schoolboy godfathers, setting up the final confrontation move by move.

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But there’s “something almost predatory” about this girl, like a rattlesnake, and Mac feels “like a small white mouse or whatever it is that rattlesnakes eat.” Her story doesn’t quite add up, and in trying to solve her problem, Mac both uncovers larger evil afoot and finds Vice Principal George b...

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In the third and final installment of the Fourth Stall saga, Mac and Vince are pulled back into the world of organized crime at their middle school.

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Only now when it was too late did I fully get that.” Mac is approached by Jimmy, who wants to take over the business and give Mac and Vince a cut.

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Just like in the grand tradition of The Godfather Part II, THE FOURTH STALL PART II is just as good as its predecessor and shouldn’t be ignored --- or else.Reviewed by Benjamin Boche on March 21, 2012 The Fourth Stall Part IIby Chris Rylander Comment Rules: Comments will be closed t...

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Again, Mac and Vince are reluctant to help since they promised to never become involved, but they can’t just sit back and watch the people they care about fall victim to someone out for revenge.While Mac and Vince figure out the best way to handle the situation, Staples comes begging for help as ...

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Then, Mac decided to round up all the bullies in the middle school --- even the psycho kid they call Kitten --- and managed to stop kids placing bets and intimidate Staples's small gang.

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