as the book went on my opinion of Jared never changed, i all ways didn't like him. he was and all ways is so clingy and possessive of Mel's body. and when Wanda/Mel first got there he didn;t even give then a chance.
My evolution of my opinion of Jared (looks and all) beginning (mel's memories)= okayish homeless guy first at caves= homeless jerk Kiss in the storage room=jealous, homeless guy with mel at the end= homeless, ungrateful jerk mostly homeless! I don't know where that comes from though!