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The Fourth Stall Part III (The Fourth Stall #3)

4.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  434 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
The story of Mac, Vince, and middle-school organized crime comes to its thrilling conclusion in the third book of Chris Rylander’s Fourth Stall saga, a series that combines a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal with hilarious school comedy à la Jack Gantos.

Their business is finished, and Mac’s and Vince’s lives have become something they have never been before—simple
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Walden Pond Press
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Caitlyn Scott
Mar 30, 2015 Caitlyn Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it so much! (it's not surprising that I love it). I wish there was a part lV. But it was a great way to end the series. The story glued your eyes to the pages and blocked out everything else! I recommend this trilogy to anyone.
Ms. Yingling
Mar 26, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mac is back, but he and Vince are laying low after their last escapade. It's hard to stay away from their old life, though-- Staples is back and wants their help contacting his sister who is in foster care, and they are contacted by Jimmy Two-Tone, a new kid who wants to take over their business and give them a cut of the profits. Jimmy's doing a great business, but Mac starts to suspect that Jimmy is creating problems so he can make money solving them. Turns out this is the case, and Jimmy has ...more
Vinuoc C.
Nov 11, 2014 Vinuoc C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book because I had decided to read the final book of the Fourth Stall Triology. The book proved to be a very nice read, almost exceeding the past 2 iterations.

What I liked about the book was the honesty and dedication of the characters in the story. For example, when Mac was suffering expulsion due to him being framed by his email address being connected to the attack on the school computers, leaving all of them internally destroyed, his best friend Vince was also accused,
Connor Sullivan
Oct 20, 2015 Connor Sullivan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book to read and I read this every summer. The Fourth Stall part three is the best book I have ever read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a rush of excitement and never wants to put a book down in the middle of a good scene and wants to keep on reading. When people are reading this book, it is even better when you read the entire series, that way you can understand what is going on even better. You can catch on because he brings back information f ...more
Ismael Oliveros
May 08, 2015 Ismael Oliveros rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery is the theme that is talked in this book! This book is all about mystery and the fact that you can help people with anything in this world makes this business spread. Of course, in the other books, it has talked about the problems Mac and Vince had to go through. Although in real life situations you can't make a business inside the school, you can still be helpful to other people that need it, without a cost. This book shows mystery too. In life, sometimes we have to investigate the prob ...more
Devone Jackson
May 18, 2014 Devone Jackson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fourth Stall is a realistic fiction series created by Chris Rylander. The characters are Vince, Mac, Staples, Kinko(Abby), and Mr. Dickerson. The story takes place in the beginning of the seventh grade year for Vince and Mac. The story is about how Mac and Vince both have given up their in-school business of helping school students with their personal problems for money and how they try to escape the business permanently. A new kid named Jimmy Two-Tone asks for their permission to let him t ...more
Dec 25, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the first 2 books quite awhile ago, so I was a little fuzzy on some of the events that book 3 referred back to. Quite a good story to end this trilogy. Definitely would be a hit for preteen boys. I know my class loved book 1 as a read-aloud.

"The saga of Mac, Vince, and middle school organized crime comes to a thrilling conclusion in THE FOURTH STALL PART III. Their business is finished, and Mac’s and Vince’s lives have become something they have never been before: simple. None of the fort
Apr 10, 2013 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-challenge

First let me say that I currently am having a book three problem. It feels like all my favorite trilogies are all coming to a close at the same time. It's draining. I want to know how they end, but I'm not ready for them to be over! So like a bad blogger I've been avoiding them (it's a coping mechanism, okay?!) All these book threes are stacked up in a nice neat pile, just waiting for me to get up the nerve to open them up. The Fourth Stall sat there for a little while, and of course, when I fi
Dena (Batch of Books)
As far as middle grade entertainment goes, this book has a lot of things I love. The main character is funny and witty. His friends are a concoction of all the weirdest kids at school. He is an intelligent boy that just so happens to have a knack for illegal business. I love the way Chris Rylander never lets us forget that his characters are children. They slurp their spaghetti and play with their fruit roll ups while plotting and carrying out complicated business deals.

I haven't read the other
Feb 12, 2013 StorySnoops rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fourth Stall Part III is the page-turning conclusion to the Fourth Stall trilogy. As with its predecessors, it is part middle school nod to The Godfather, part noir crime caper, and part over-the-top havoc. In this wrap-up story, reformed (hopefully!) bad guy Staples is back, hoping for help to clean up his image so he can get custody of his younger sister. In addition, Mac and Vince are up against their worthiest business rival ever, who turns out to be a third grade girl. A variety of larg ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Middle Grade boys love this series!

I read the synopsis of The Fourth Stall an entire year before the first book came out, and I knew I had to have it. I had a feeling that kids, especially my sons, were going to love it. I was right!

For anyone who is new to this series, allow me to sum it up before heading into my review. Mac and Vince ran a business out of the fourth stall of the boys' bathroom in their elementary school - Mac was the front man, Vince was the numbers guy. They did favors for ki
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Mac and Vince are trying to live a simple, uncomplicated life now that their business is closed. But you know what they say- you can't ever really leave. Being pulled back into business, a new nemesis from another school, and Mac and Vince are in way over their heads. And it's not just them who are in trouble. Their entire school has a target on it and the only way to save everyone is by banding tog
Oct 07, 2013 KJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, “The Fourth Stall”, by “Chris Rylander”.
This book takes place in your average middle school. This book was about a character named "Christian" his nickname was "Mac". Christian tries to protect his school from danger and other issues. Not only did he care for his school, but also he especially cared for his friends. At the end of the book he was expelled from his school. There was a boy named "Vince", who was Christian's best friend since the 4th grade. They both were
Suzanne Dix
Book three picks up as the founders of the school’s criminal syndicate, Mac and Vince, are entering 7th grade and enjoying retirement (albeit a forced one). Both boys have come to realize that the evil of their ways, though lucrative, was immensely time-consuming and stressful. Mere days into the new shcool year go by before they find themselves embroiled in new and nefarious events: co-opting their defunct business to a new kid at school, dealing with their old nemesis Staples and looking into ...more
Feb 22, 2013 Rubi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*SPOILERS* Do not read on if you don't want the ending spoiled for you!
Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion (and I'm sure many will still love this book), but I was disappointed when I read this book :(
The writing was still great, funny and mysterious at time, but...
I really really love Mac/Christian and I hated to see my favorite character schooled like that, it was kinda sad, because Mac was supposed to be this really smart, great business kid & the way he was beaten out by younge
Jeff Raymond
The Fourth Stall series comes to a conclusion by getting back to its roots somewhat. At the very least, it's better than Godfather III, right?

Regardless, our two main characters are out of the schoolyard crime business, and not a moment too soon given the short leash they're on. Unfortunately for them, there's a new kid in town who's trying to cut into their old business, and it's not going to go well for them unless they help their former bully nemesis and put a stop to it once and for all.

I thought this was a very interesting and humorous book. I had a connection to this book because one of the kids in the story had one of his very valuable baseball cards stolen and needed to get it back. I also have a lot of baseball cards and if I lost one of my very valuable ones or it was stolen, I would be very upset too. This book is about two kids named Mac and Vince who have retired from their business. Their business was helping all of the kids at their school with their problems. They s ...more
Morninglight Mama
Jan 20, 2016 Morninglight Mama rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s, fiction, ya
Eh... I enjoyed the first of this series well enough, and even number two was fun, but this one just didn't appeal to me as much. Keep in mind that I'm definitely not the target audience, and my twelve year old enjoyed it. So, if middle school readers are already invested in the series, they'll surely be happy for another round of Mac's adventures, even after he swore to get out of the business for good at the end of book two.
Feb 19, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was hysterical. The writing is sharp and snarky. Mac runs a business fixing his classmates problems not unlike a teen Godfather. Mac wants out of the business but leaving is harding than he anticipated. I would highly recommend this series to middle school aged boys. The novel is set in Chicago which is an added bonus. The references to both the Cubs and Bears were spot on.
Clayton Crum
Apr 06, 2015 Clayton Crum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the third book in a series I really enjoyed. This book is the third installment in The Fourth Stall series, and it features the main villain from the first book coming back. I would still recommend the series, even though it is still a childish book. I felt like I could relate to some of the characters in the book. I give it a 4.5/5 star rating.
Dec 20, 2014 Ivan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great conclusion (?) to the series, with Mac and Vince and friends encountering an even more complex situation than previously. There are some interesting new characters and the return of all the old favourites (Tyrell the surveillance specialist is always entertaining). This was a fun read and I enjoyed it as much as the previous two books.
Book nominated for the 2016 MN Maud Hart Lovelace. Bear in mind this is #3 in a series. Why they picked the third book is a question. You can read this book without reading the other two it would be helpful to read those two first, many references to previous adventures that would help get into the flow of this book.

Alyssa Cooper
Mortified that the series is over. I've fallen in love with the characters, the twist and the turns, the hilarious Grandma quotes, and to see it all in hurts my heart. That being said, this was a WONDERFUL final installment to the Forth Stall series. I'd recommend this series to anyone, young or old.
Nov 17, 2015 Drucilla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r
Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I liked this final book much better than the previous one. It felt closer to the first book which I liked a lot. I wasn't too fond of the ending, though. I felt like a little communication could have went a long way in the end. Overall, a good addition to an entertaining series.
Oct 25, 2013 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an outstanding book to conclude the Fourth Stall trilogy. In this book Mac has retired from his business in the fourth stall. To start the story Mac gets an extemporaneous visit from his business rival Staples. Staples needs Mac's help, but Mac refuses because he can't get back into all of the hastle of running his business again. Later Mac meets a new student named Jimmy Two-Tone. Jimmy offers to take control of Mac's business and will give him 15 percent of the profits. It's an offer ...more
If I rated this book 1-10, I would rate it 100000000000! I love the adventure, mysterious, and characters. I love Kitten because he is unpredictable. He seems like my type of sidekick. Love it!
Sep 27, 2015 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very good it, grabs you and doesn't let you go, ever in the story or after the story. This is a great series and really recommend it to someone who loves adventure, and some trouble!
Mar 08, 2013 P.M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mac is back to start grade 7 and is retired from the business ... or not. Jimmy Two Tone has taken over the fourth stall and the business. But Kinko from Thief Valley School is planning to take over both schools. Mac tries to mend fences between the two schools and succeeds in mediating a payment of $4,000 and all the permanent records from his school. There is also a return visit from Staples, the bully Mac took down in book one. Kinko also happens to be Staples' sister. I didn't like this book ...more
Jan 16, 2016 Josh is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition

Good start but a little disappointing ending. Was hoping that everything would end well for the main character. I hope they make a new one.
Alex D
Sep 30, 2015 Alex D rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this boo because of all the action packed moments that were i this series and how all the books kept relating back to each other. Especially with staples and then with the next book starting back up where the other book ended.
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