Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: The Fourth Stall Part III by Chris Rylander

Title: The Fourth Stall, Part III

Author: Chris Rylander

Publisher:Walden Pond Press

Publication Date: February 2013

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book III


Synopsis can be found here.
You can check out my author interview and review of Book Two in this series here.
I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.


Review:

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 together once and for all.

Filled with humor, crazy jokes and a lively cast of characters, The Fourth Stall Part III is a seriously fun ending. Mac and Vince are still stuck like glue- best friends till the end. And when their enemy Staples, from Book One, appears asking them for help, a strange camaraderie ensues, but is it real? Or does Staples have a hidden agenda?

The plot keeps you guessing again and again, leaving you running after Mac and Vince, rooting for them the whole time. Mac's voice, his observations and narration, are my favorite part, but following closely behind is good ol' Vince and his grandmother's ramblings. Even the secondary characters, and acquaintances, have clever nicknames, odd personalities and funny quirks. (At the moment, the new kid Matches, is probably my favorite. Yes, his nickname is Matches. Guess what he likes to do.)


It's such a great book and a fantastic series.
A sure hit with any middle grade reader, or, ehem, older reader like me.

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

2 comments:

  1. I am trying to give middle school books more of a chance. This one sounds great. Awesome review.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! It's really a lot of fun! I think you should try it! ;)

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