Starmer, Aaron. The Only Ones, pgs. 336. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011. $17.99. Language: PG (One D); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13;. Martin Maple grows up on an island without knowing anything of the outside world. When his father leaves and doesn't return, he goes to find him, only to discover that nearly everyone else has disappeared from the world. An interesting read with engaging characters and moments of real surprise and tension. The story is unique and captivating and twists and turns in unexpected ways. MS - ESSENTIAL. J. Bingham.