Sam is a boy with great qualities them being determined, imaginative, and confident. Unfortunately he has his faults also such as he’s Insecure, Paranoid, and Naïve. During the early parts of the story we get to read about Sam trying to get ready for the first day of middle school due to his insecurity. During middle school Sam tries to find a place to fit in often trying out for sports when he doesn’t understand how to play and getting into accidents giving the teachers an impression that “He seems to be an angry boy.” When he’s not. After a bit of soul searching Sam manages to land a spot in the hockey team but due to some misunderstanding again he thinks he has to act like a girl due to the coach giving him a skirt. Most boys would stop and leave but not Sam he tolerated everything just to stay even when he finds out that he doesn’t need to wear it, he still wears it just because he has gotten over his insecurity. Overall Sam seems to be an average boy with average fears, but above average determination which shows throughout the story.