it's in chapters 1 and 2.
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Jeremy is a towheaded white boy, probably about eleven, who wants to be friends with Stacey. While the other white children ride the bus, he always walks to school. He is whipped by his father for associating with the Logans. The Logans accept him but are weary of seeing him outside the walk to school.
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