I wasn't sure what to think of Sam at first. I didn't even think that he would really be in it very much. I kinda thought that he would just be the one that happened to find Bella, I had no idea that his character would turn into such a large role. Then after it was obvious that he was going to be in a lot more, I didn't think that I was gonna like him. He seemed like he was a bad guy and kinda overbearing.
But with continued reading, as his character became more pronounced and I learned about the werewolves, I still didn't like Sam. But when I read the about the imprinting, I felt so bad for him because there was nothing that he could do. It was terrible. I really like him and Emily together. They seem to be of one mind, but I couldn't help but feel so sorry for Leah. I couldn't imagine what it must feel like to see the man that you love fall for your cousin and then tell you that there isn't anything that he could do about it. It had to be just so heartbreaking.
Then I didn't like him again in Breaking Dawn. I didn't like him using his Alpha commands on Jacob and Seth, especially since Jacob is the real Alpha. I was really happy when Jacob broke away, but even more happy when Seth and Leah followed. In the end, though, I liked Sam. All that he did, he thought that he was doing what was best.