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Review: Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones

Friday, October 26, 2012
Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones (Gravediggers #1)
by Christopher Krovatin

Publication: September 11, 2012
Pages: 336
Author: Twitter
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Buy it: Amazon | KindleB&N | Book Depository

Ian was the one who chased the majestic buck into the forest. (His motto: Act first, think later.)

Kendra didn't want to become separated from the other sixth graders, but she followed Ian anyway, despite what her analytical mind told her.

PJ followed him, too. Even though he was scared, he figured he might catch some amazing footage with his video camera.

They all hoped to return to the hiking trail before anyone noticed they were gone. However, the mountain had other plans for them: dark, sinister plans that only nightmares are made of.

Now they don't know where they are. They don't know how to get home. They don't know what gruesome creatures lurk in the shadows-but when they find out, will they be able to defeat these monsters and escape the mountain together?

The book focuses on three 6th-grader students, Ian, PJ, and Kendra, who head out to Homeroom Earth camp in Montana for a week of science immersion and end up get lost in the woods while chasing a buck. Kendra’s compass is not working, and they don’t know where they are going. Then, they find an abandoned old cabin. Soon they find the cabin is not abandoned, and they are being hunted by zombies. Now, they have to defeat the zombies before they can reach their classmates and teachers and spread the news to the world of the danger lurking nearby.

Ian is a reckless and arrogant boy who thinks he is the center of the world; within is an intelligent, innovative individual. PJ is lacking in self-confidence, but he knows how to think in a situation. Kendra is smart, but she also thinks that she is never wrong. At first, these three characters won't acknowledge each other, but they grow to copperate with one another to survive. I love how their friendship grows and allows them to use each other’s strengths to help them survive.

Christopher mixes horror and humor in this unique story about friendship, survival, and (of course) zombies. I enjoyed learning about the unique idea of the zombies’ origins and the magic in the woods. Overall, this is a great read for middle-grade readers. I can’t wait to read about Ian, P.J. and Kendra's next big zombie adventure!

2 comments on "Review: Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones"
  1. I love zombies! I really want to read this one, it sounds awesome! Thanks for the review!

  2. Alina, you are welcome. If you love Zombies, you might want to read "Alice in Zombieland" by by Gena Showalter. I wrote a review for the book too. Let me know what you think about the book after you read it.


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