Review: THE FOURTH STALL II by Chris Rylander + Giveaway!

The Fourth Stall Part II 

The Fourth Stall II
Chris Rylander
288 pages
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Release Date: February 7th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

The life of crime is good.Mac has taken down legendary high school crime boss Staples, business has been booming, and Mac and Vince are getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. But this can’t last. Mac has always tried to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. But what happens when you can’t tell the difference?

This dilemma walks into the fourth stall in the form of Trixie Von Parkway—an eighth grader with a mean look and an even meaner predicament. The new science teacher is terrorizing her, and she needs Mac to get him off her back. Seems simple enough, but as Mac starts to dig deeper, he finds even more trouble brewing at his school, including a new administrator bent on destroying his business, and indications that Trixie isn’t who she claims to be. In the past, the worst thing that could have happened to Mac was that he might lose a little money, maybe catch a beating. In The Fourth Stall Part II, though, there’s going to be much more on the line than that.

  Mac’s business has been going smoothly after his scary encounter with the legendary Staples. But business seems to be going too good, way too good to be true. Then the world comes crashing down, when an eighth grade venomous looking girl walks in to Mac’s office/ stall. It happens to be that the new science teacher is being mean to her. Sure Mac has dealt with this stuff before but everyone loves this teacher. To top it off there’s a new administrator keen on destroying Mc’s business. Then there’s the SMARTS that everyone including the teachers are uneasy about. Will Mac be able to continue his business with his partner, Vince? Or is that the end of it?

   The book was wonderful and once I got to the action parts, it was action with no end, confusion (in a good way), and suspense on every page. The Fourth Stall Part II will make you laugh with all the comedy going on. I’m hoping that there will be a third book in The Fourth Stall by the way the book ended. My favorite character has changed from the first book and I now like Tyrell Alishouse, he’s awesome at being the Master of Disguise.

   Here’s a part with Tyrell in it: “I was almost at the end of the huge sandbox housing the whole new playground system when a hand grabbed my ankle. I screamed and jumped high enough to dunk on a regulation basketball hoop. “Shh, Mac, It’s just me. Calm down,” the sand said. But sand can’t talk. At least not usually.”

   Read the book to find out what happens next!

This review was written by my 11 year old sister, Asma!

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And now for the giveaway! Thanks to the wonderful people at Walden Pond Press,
I have one paperback of THE FOURTH STALL, hardcover of THE FOURTH STALL PART II, and  SIGNED bookplates for one lucky winner!

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    February 7, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    P.S.Could you please comment on this post:

    It would mean a lot to me. Thanks!

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    February 7, 2012

    Sounds interesting. I've never heard of these books before. Great review Asma!!

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    February 7, 2012

    Love your review!! The Fourth Stall two sounds just as good as the first one!! Hope I win the giveaway.

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    February 8, 2012

    Lovely review! Definitely excited for the part two of The Fourt Stall. Absolutely loved the first and cannot wait to see what will happpen next, especially after how part one ended. =)

    Thanks for the great review and giveaway.

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    February 11, 2012

    Thanks for thinking about all of us readers. It's a great giveaway!

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    January 2, 2013

    Glad you enjoyed it!! I probably won't be reading this sequel since I didn't enjoy the first.