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Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones (Gravediggers #1)

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Ian was the one who chased the majestic buck into the forest. Kendra and PJ followed him. 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.

The Goonies meets The Evil Dead in this series about three kids who become separated from their back
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Ms. Yingling
A school class travels to a mountain to have a Homeroom Earth experience... a mountain where a troupe of ballet dancers mysteriously disappeared a while ago. Ian (the jock), P.J. (the geeky film nerd), and Kendra (geeky internet nerd) are all a bit dismayed to be there, but things get even worse when they chase a buck into the forest. They get separated from the group, and as night falls, begin to worry. They eventually find a house and take shelter there, but it's creepy and smells weird, so of ...more
Sara
If you ever thought, "Hmm, you know what I need? I need a book that's a combination of Night of the Living Dead, Evil Dead, and Blair Witch Project. Except I need it to be appropriate for a 4th grader. Yep, that's what I need," this is the book for you.

Basically, it's hugely obvious that Christopher Krovatin is a HUGE horror movie nerd, and wanted to bring the joy of horror movies to the upper elementary/middle-school set. Which is kinda awesome.

There is nothing mind-blowingly awesome about th
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JeanBookNerd
Christopher Krovatin’s Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones centers on sixth graders Ian, PJ, and Kendra who are put together for a week of science camp in Montana. Ian is a persistent jock who attempts to be popular and is friends with the skinny movie-buff, PJ. Their friendship has limitations as they do not acknowledge one another at school because Ian fears that he will be teased for hanging out with PJ. They have no kind of interaction with the school geek, Kendra except for the time Ian teased ...more
Jack Homer
I really enjoyed reading this book! I look forward to continuing the series as well! This story had always kept me on the edge of my seat and was sometimes hard to put down when every page was filled with some kind of suspense, surprise, and action. I really became engaged in this book.

The book is about three sixth graders that had went on a homeroom science trip with their class. They had all wondered off into the forest after a deer. They had later found themselves lost in the mountain, and th
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Alice
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 th ...more
Ryden
The scariest weirdest awesomeness book ever. Also this book has some unexpected things like chasing a 12 point buck and getting lost in the middle of no where and zombies!( which makes things a little more better of a book) hope you enjoy being scared??????!!!!!
Alex
Interesting and Intriguing take for a zombie book aimed at preteens/kids.There is a humor through that I personally like. It's not Monstrumologist level of greatness but I'm looking forward to what manner of creatures are encountered in future installments
Kari
The book was fast paced and kept me engaged. The story alternated between the three kids' points of view. I thought the format worked well, especially since the story progressed fluidly as each point of view changed. It was nice to see the different kids and how they reacted to the situations. It's a good book about friendship as well. All three of the kids are very different from each other and aren't exactly friends in the beginning. The experience soon makes them realize what true friendship ...more
Heidi
I don't normally read horror stories, adult or children's, especially not when they involve zombies. But this one appealed to me for some reason, maybe it was the wilderness survival angle, I'm a sucker for wilderness survival tales. Regardless, I quite enjoyed this book, despite the sometimes gruesome details. I found it interesting to follow each of the three different points of view and see how differently each of the three saw their situation. Ian, the impulsive athlete who can't help but wo ...more
Sherrie
Gravediggers tells the story of three 11 year olds, Ian, Kendra and PJ and their Homeroom Earth field trip to the Montana wilderness. Kendra and Ian are sworn enemies because of a previous incident involving Kendra smacking Ian with a text book. PJ is Ian's oldest friend but he's not one of the "cool kids" so Ian is hoping to avoid him on this trip and hang with his jock friends instead. Kendra is intelligent but socially awkward and only has cyber friends that she has met online. Her parents ar ...more
K
I try to read Young Adult novels occasionally during the school year so that I know which ones to recommend to my students, and I now know that I can recommend Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones to those who want a spooky tale that isn’t too scary. Gravediggers focuses on three middle school students who head out to Homeroom Earth camp in Montana for a week of science immersion. Ian (a stubborn jock who strives to be popular), PJ (a scrawny film-buff), and Kendra (a socially awkward computer geek) ...more
Aeicha
THREE WORDS: Spine-tingling Creepy Fun

MY REVIEW: I love me some zombies and zombie books are always a hit or miss with me. Christopher Krovatin's Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones is a definite hit!

Sixth graders Ian, P.J. and Kendra travel with their school for a weekend camping trip full of hiking and wilderness training. The three students couldn't be any more different and aren't thrilled when they get stuck in the same group. But when jock Ian, film maker P.J. and brainy Kendra get seperated
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Ruthie
What a great story and as funny as all get-out. I mean I laughed myself into a stupor reading this book. It's a book about teenagers who get lost in the woods on a school outing the kind to help kids get close to nature and learn to be outdoorsey and stuff. It's a trio - 2 boys and a girl a phenomenal girl I might add. There's Ian, PJ and Kendra who didn't exactly start out as friends, but before this outing is over they are and will be bosom buds for life. They run into zombies of all things an ...more
Eileen
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!


Gravediggers is the first horror book I've ever read dealing with zombies, and I felt like I got really immersed into this tale that was crafted. Christopher Krovatin wrote a daring story that left my palms sweating and a little scared to go to sleep.

At first, I was reluctant to keep going. I met the characters, and immediately thought, "They are so stereotypical." However, I kept reading and was fairly pleased with how they c
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Suzanne Eastman
This is the first zombie book I have read for middle grades. It was a scary story about three sixth grade students who got separated from their group and into a lot of trouble, and zombies of course! Edgy like R.L. Stine, just gruesome enough...might be best suited for fifth grade and up.
Joe Holman
It's decent...for a zombie book. Not really into zombies; not my thing. It is well written and I can see how it can easily be made into a series. but at least, even with the series aspect, it can still stand alone which is a good thing.
Shannon Renee
This was a slow build book for me, but considering what it is (Young YA PEOPLE) I found this to be likable enough to

1. Finish, and
2. Look into the next book in this series.

As someone who actually works in the public schools, I disagree with many of the comments made about the tone and vocabulary these kids use. Yep. Theses are typical style, terminology and behaviors of middle schoolers. I'm glad this group has two males leads, but it's a good suggestion for boy kiddos to read, since there are
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Anthony Holcomb
Oct 20, 2014 Anthony Holcomb is currently reading it
I felt that the book had a slow start, taking a while to get up to the action, but it got cooler after that. The atmosphere it is based also works very well. Overall, I found it a really nice book overall.
Ajnn X
Apr 06, 2015 Ajnn X added it
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lindsay
Three kids get lost in the Bitterroot Mountains on their first day of outdoor school, but eventually take shelter in an abandoned cabin - with a pile of bones in the basement. In turns funny, tense and gruesome, this zombie tale is told from three points of view which are sadly not very discernible. A bit of a slow start as zombies don't actually come on the scene until page 109. For 5th to 9th graders. Thriller, horror, adventure with some advanced vocabulary.
Diana Gagliardi
Great fun, in depth characters being caught by tropes and hidden roots...a fine addition to the genre and a great premise for a series!
Reeva
CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!




I don't really like zombie books, but this book was pretty good. I thought the characters were a little unblieveable. I think they should have been older than 11. I know a lot of 11 year-olds and believe me, they are not that brave. Especailly city kids, wouldn't do so well in unknown woods with zombies chasing them. I would probably be a mental wreck and I'm 20, so characters.. not believeable.

The plot was good and the story was interesting. I knew that they would become G
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Sherry
I read this with my 11 year old son. It kept his interest and he loved it!
Ashley Jones
I thought this book was amazing and made it a book I just couldn't put down.
Dryw Hart
Obviously a children's book, but pretty entertaining regardless.
Jennette
This book was soooooooooooo boring dont bother with it
Book
Great book. full of suspence and ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seth I
It was thrilling!
Valmechler
Pretty adventerous
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Chris Krovatin here. I'm an author ('Heavy Metal & You', 'Venomous', and the 'Gravediggers' series), an actor, a metalhead, and a New Yorker. I'm also a journalist for multiple heavy metal press outfits, specifically Revolver Magazine, Invisible Oranges, and MetalSucks. I scream for a local New York doom-metal band named Flaming Tusk; call me Stolas Trephinator. My favorite musicians are Slaye ...more
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