The Fourth Stall is by Chris Rylander. The first book in what will hopefully be a long acquaintance with these characters. Mac and Vince have been friends forever. They run a business out of a bathroom stall in their school. They arrange things for other students, and business is booming. They are on track to have enough money to buy themselves tickets to the World Series, if their Chicago Cubs can make it through the playoffs for the first time in seventy years. Then they find their business and school threatened by Staples, a near-mythic high school thug, who is running a gambling ring and roughing up students who can't pay. Can Mac and Vince find a way to get rid of Staples, or will taking on this bully cost them everything, including their friendship? Boys will love this story.
Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10 - V ( mild violence).