The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I came across this book first by browsing through the goodreads giveaways a while back. I didn't win, but it remained on my "to read" list. When I was in the library last, it was displayed on one of the tables and I remembered the cover and snagged it up with the rest of the books. I am so glad that I did. A book that definitely has some "Lord of the Flies" like moments as we follow the story of a few children who are left alone in the world. The book is very intriguing and to me was definitely a page turner. The story is fantastic and the characters are well developed. For one who is interested in Einstein and his theory of relativity, the book was especially enjoyable. Funny enough, the book I read just previous to this book was "Einstein's Dreams." The main character, Martin, was very easy to relate to and I think just about everyone could. Martin is great at building things, loves to read books, is a little socially inept, faces being alone, deals with new friendships, and learns how to adapt while staying true to who he is. The book has a great mystery about it and the writing is excellent. The book includes some very clever ideas (love Felix's "Internet") and the city of Xibalba and its residents will definitely keep you entertained. I highly recommend you read it (don't be the only one not to) and that is How Lou Sees It!
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