Thank God someone agrees with me about the way Starfire is portrayed in this book!
I was never a fan of her. One of the reasons to that was that for me she's always been portrayed more like a sexual simbol than an interesting character. Her body comes before her personality, her atitudes concerning sex/physical contact come before her atitude concerning any other thing... but at least I felt like they could build a sensitive (not clingy, extremely dependent) a little naive (not dump, there's a limit of time one needs to take to understand basic Earth habits) character. Instead they just made that, let's say, physical side of hers become her personality.
But what annoys me most is when people say "So you don't like her because she's brazilian" or "Kory behaves/dresses up like a brazilian, she sould have stayed there instead of US/ if you don't like her you don't like brazilians" It's offensive AS HELL, people don't have a clue of how much this character is hated there due to the way she's protrayed. It's not a matter of being brazilian or not, but I know what I'm talking about: Starfire is not even popular there. From the few people who know her, 40% don't care about her and I guess 35% don't like her.