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The Fourth Stall Part II (The Fourth Stall #2)

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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 t
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Walden Pond Press
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Michelle
Oct 04, 2016 Michelle rated it did not like it
I've read a good number of mafia themed books, including the original Godfather by Puzo and all the prequels and sequels. When you are from the Bronx, this stuff runs in your blood. I've read some other mafia themed books. Two that were particularly bad were Quitting the Mob and Bound By Honor. Neither were quite as painful as this foul tome I am reviewing. This is the worst book I've ever had the misfortune to read.

Christian, known by his sobriquet "Mac", (as in MacGyver) is a 6th grade "fixer
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Elijah Brown
Feb 05, 2015 Elijah Brown rated it really liked it
I loved the ending. Such a twist ending. Can't wait to read the third one.
Katie Fitzgerald
The only criticism I included in my review of the first Fourth Stall book was that I wondered why we didn’t get to see Mac, the main character, in his life as a student - attending classes, dealing with teachers, and fitting his business life in around his life as a real kid. To my great surprise and delight, The Fourth Stall Part II focuses on exactly those things. At the start of Part II, Mac is approached by a seventh grade girl who claims a teacher named Mr Kjelson keeps giving her detention ...more
Ms. Yingling
Mar 23, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Mac is back, and things are bad at his school. There is a huge problem with animal poop in lockers, and there's lots of work for that. The cafeteria food is now delicious, but horribly unhealthy. A girl approaches Mac for help in getting a teacher who seems to have a vendetta against her fired, and the school has the all-important SMARTS tests coming up. Worst of all, the new principal is closing in on Mac's deserted bathroom, and the business is in danger of being shut down. Can Mac save the sc ...more
Caitlyn Scott
Mar 16, 2015 Caitlyn Scott rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing. I loved it so much! The message in the story is to always confess your mistakes and don't be scared or embarrassed to do it. Also, don't always think about yourself and what would happen to you-think about other people too. Anyway, I've just started The Fourth Stall Part 3 and I think it's going to be good.
Small Review
Originally posted at Small Review.
This is a review for a sequel, but there are NO spoilers for the first book!
Still worried? Check out my review of the first book instead!



Mac had me at hello

Mac's "voice" is a combination of The Godfather, film noir, and contemporary middle school boy that blends perfectly. Mac is such a likable kid. He makes me laugh and even when he's doing less-than-moral things, I'm still rooting for him to win (plus, his heart is in the right place, so that has to count for
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Zoe
Dec 18, 2016 Zoe rated it it was amazing
The fourth stall part two is so good. It's even better then the first novel. Not only does it have awesome characters: Kitten, Tyrell, a crazy intriguing unpredictable plot, hilarious school plays, Vince's eccentric granny, it has something better, the only thing that was missing from the first book: A girl! And a cool one too.
Jacob
Jan 09, 2017 Jacob rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONEEE
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Dylan P
Oct 11, 2016 Dylan P rated it it was amazing
The title of the book is The Fourth Stall Part 2 by : Chris Rylander. This book falls into the realistic fiction genre because it is not based on a true story but it could completely happen. This book makes me feel like this could happen to my school. This book is about a kid named Mac and his best friend Vince. They run a business in the fourth stall at school. They solves kids problems like getting the new video game, getting test answers e.t.c. One day a girl by the name Trixie Von Parkway ca ...more
Laura
Oct 24, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first.
Hammy F.
Oct 21, 2016 Hammy F. rated it it was amazing
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Cade Caballero
The Fourth Stall Part II
Mac and Devin, two best friends and major Chicago Cubs fans, run a business in the fourth stall of their school bathroom. Mac and Devin have a very successful business where they take care of Students problems in exchange for money, in order to go towards their Cubs World Series fund. Their overall goal is to make enough money off their business in order to be able to afford tickets to a possible Cubs World Series game at the end of the year. They have to go through many
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Heather
Mar 30, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Oh Mac, what have you done. My 6th grade crush gets into some deep trouble when he starts looking into fried fatty foods in the cafeteria and rat droppings in the lockers. And then she walks in the door. Trixie von Parkway. He knew she was trouble the minute she walked in and she sets in motion a whole world of events that leaves Mac and Vince reeling at the end.

I'll start from the beginning. Mac and Vince have their business back and it's busier than ever. Things are running smoothly until weir
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Joe
Sep 23, 2016 Joe added it
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Alison
Mar 08, 2012 Alison rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first!

I hear people say all the time, "There are no 'boy books'!" To them, I say, have your son read THE FOURTH STALL! Then, when your book-loving boy asks for more, give him THE FOURTH STALL, PART II. Doesn't get easier than that.
Chris Rylander pulls out all the stops in THE FOURTH STALL, PART II, the follow up to his debut book about a boy who runs a business of favors out of the fourth stall of the East Wing boys' bathroom.

Mac, Vince and the crew are back in business, an
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Lukas Skye
Mar 02, 2015 Lukas Skye rated it really liked it
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Kate
Mar 16, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
So first I have to say that this book, and the first book in the series, are two of the funniest books I've ever read. I found myself laughing out loud several times as I read Part II (and getting some very funny looks from the people around me).

This book picks up pretty much where the first book left off, with a girl walking into the fourth stall and sending Mac's world spinning. Who is she really? What exactly does she want? Why do middle school girls have to be so darn confusing!? I'm not go
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Viviano Vargas
Feb 04, 2016 Viviano Vargas rated it it was amazing
Have you ever been in a problem so bad you need help to get out of it? It is a mystery-nonfiction Mac is a cool guy and it gets even better he solves problems you cant but if he feels sorry for you he might just do a pro-Bono which means he will do it for free. My over all thoughts for this book were good but then again they have some bad ones like " spoiler alert" There is this girl and she is so sneaky so watch out because she might sound nice but she is evil.

Its funny because this all takes
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Kimberly
Jan 18, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
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And... they're back!

Mac and Vince are at it again, running their business in the Fourth Stall. What can they say? They're successful business men. You have a problem? Mac and Vince will help you solve it, all for a tiny fee.
And boy, do they have some problems to solve this time around.
Trixie Von Parkway, yes you read that right, is being terrorized by the new science teacher and has hired Mac and Vince to help her. But as they
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Seth Pierce
Oct 23, 2013 Seth Pierce rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-horror
Book titled: The fourth stall
Author: Chris Rylander
Lexile: 890
Rating: two stars

I don't like or don't like this book. I think it's okay, The reason why is because it doesn't keep me interested like the first did, The author explained things way too much about things I didn't even relate to the story like talking about this kid that I like in the one time the story, another reason why the book is just okay is because the author didn't carry on with the story until the end, what I mean by that Is t
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Matthew
Sep 17, 2016 Matthew rated it it was amazing
I liked the surprising ending, and the suspense it had at times. I didn't expect a lot of the things that happened in the book.
Hafsah Faizal
Feb 22, 2012 Hafsah Faizal marked it as to-read
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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
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Eugene S.
Feb 18, 2013 Eugene S. rated it it was amazing
The Fourth Stall Part II
by Chris Rylander
281 pages

Mac is living in a dangerous situation. At school, he is running a business to help other kids out. He, with his friend Vince, is making lots of money off of this. Sometimes though, Mac has to fire a teacher or give answers to a test. One day, the school gets a new vice president called Dr. George. Dr. George introduced a new test called the SMARTs to the whole school. Everyone heard that the SMARTs were a big test. Mac is trying to help other
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Melissa
Mar 28, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book, and so did every one of my 5th grade boys who have been reading my one (falling apart) copy all school year. Could not wait to get to the 2nd book-and was not disappointed at all! Perfect for 5th grade boys-and this one could interest the girls as well!

"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
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StorySnoops
Jan 26, 2012 StorySnoops rated it really liked it
This middle school "caper" book is fun and just a bit over-the-top, as Vince and Mac experience their first barely-recognizable crush on the same girl, channel the dubious talents of an organized bully squad, work with a sixth grade surveillance expert, and take on not only the cafeteria staff, but also the highest school administrators. They have a lucrative business, which they run to earn money for tickets to the first Chicago Cubs playoff game in over seventy years, whenever that day may com ...more
The SMART Book Club
Aug 06, 2013 The SMART Book Club rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I liked this book a lot because of the illustrations on the front cover. I think it really looks cool. Along with illustrations I like the font decoration for each chapter. I also like the descriptions in this book. It made me feel like I was in the book. For example, when Mac and his friends are in the lunchroom, I feel like I am right next to them eating my lunch. Another reason why I liked this book was because of the plot of the story. It was very well thought out. I also thought that the ch ...more
Zach P
Oct 02, 2013 Zach P rated it really liked it
Mac solves kids' problems at his school. He is extremely successful with his partners Joe and Vince and their employees. Mac has destroyed high school crime boss "Staples" in the previous book (part 1.) Mac, Joe and Vince have been getting lots of new cases and the "suits" (school administration) are starting to get suspicious, especially now that there is a new vice principal brought in to improve the school. Mac and Vince are also getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. Mac and Vince ...more
June Morgan
Feb 26, 2012 June Morgan rated it really liked it
The Fourth Stall, Book II, continues the adventures of Mac and Vince in a middle school environment. Mac and Vince have this business that meets in an abandoned bathroom. Their jobs are usually solving the minor problems of other students.

In this second book, Mac and Vince are at it again with the beginning of a new year. The year starts off fairly normal until a new administrator comes on the scene. Dr. George enters the school with the attitude that this school is troubled, students aren't per
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P.M.
Mar 05, 2013 P.M. rated it really liked it
Mac and Vince are back conducting their business in the fourth stall. But trouble is on the horizon. A disciplinarian is being brought in to bring the school up to snuff. Dr. George is even bringing the SMARTs, standardized tests which will seal the fate of the school for good or bad. The kids come to Mac and ask him to "fix" their scores. With the help of his intrepid crew of Joe, Fred, super-spy Tyrell, Great White, Kitten, and the other bullies, Mac does just that. Unfortunately his "fix" con ...more
TylerZ322
May 11, 2016 TylerZ322 rated it really liked it
In the second book of the series of the Fourth Stall Mac and his best friend Vince have just solved a huge problem only to run into another. With a new school vice principal who's bent on trying to find Mac and Vince doing wrong,to a suspicious new teacher, there's problem everywhere that not even they can keep up with. In addition there's a new eighth grade girl who goes by the name of Trixie Von Parkaway, with a new big problem. She too is suspicious to Mac and Vince. Mac has always kept his f ...more
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