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Tim Holcomb, Mark Easton, and the Fisher twins have been pals all through grade school. They are together so much that once at a school picnic, someone in fun called them "The Four Wheels." The boys liked it, and when they enrolled at Wilson High, it seemed a capital idea to launch themselves into high school as the Four Wheels.

They thought of themselves as a four-wheeled buggy. Still, this allusion didn’t precisely fit because a carriage required a horse. The boys had no intention of ever adding a fifth to their group. They like being exclusively four. Unanimously they agree, early in their freshman year, that high school is a bore.  

"Action is what this school needs. And we'll provide some!"

They begrudgingly realize a newcomer can boost their chances at winning. However, things fall apart as the Four Wheels find other interests than sports and they ride the rollercoaster of their teen years growing apart only to learn the lessons of teamwork. As they each find their own goals, winning becomes possible.

FOUR WHEELS: A 1950s teen-age saga is an effort to contribute a piece of literature which presents sports and music as contingent parts of human experience and assigns to teachers and parents the privileged and rewarding role they occupy in the lives of their young people as they come of age.

The story may also help today’s youth better understand that their grandparents and parents were once teenagers.

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