Many of the residents of Polo Springs, Florida, are annoyed by the small
green iguanas that are seemingly overrunning their town. Some of the
residents have even started to question why the iguanas seem so
prolific this year. However, with a hurricane approaching, no one has
thought to question: if these are the baby iguanas, what exactly are the
sizes of the parents? Will the town of Polo Springs survive the
destruction of Hurricane Ramona and the dinosaur-sized iguanas?
Giant monsters, a hurricane, and the setting is Florida? Bonus points
that Hunter Shea is the author. Oh, you could easily bet I would read
this one! Hunter Shea doesn't disappoint in this short but entertaining
story. Hunter Shea perfectly captures the flavor of Florida with a
hurricane on the horizon. The residents' lackadaisical attitude towards
the approach of Hurricane Ramona is reminiscent of when Hurricane
Charley slammed the west coast of Florida in 2004, minus of course
the giant iguanas.
And oh, the giant iguanas! JURASSIC,
FLORIDA is like reading a B-movie with the quirky characters,
crazy scenarios, and of course the giant iguanas that like to munch on
humans. Don't get too attached to anyone as everyone is fair game
when giant iguanas take over. I grew up watching old monster movies
and if you love those movies and the campiness of them, then you will
love JURASSIC, FLORIDA!
FLORIDA. ITâ€™S WHERE YOU GO TO DIE.
Welcome to Polo Springs, a sleepy little town on
Floridaâ€™s Gulf Coast. Itâ€™s a great place to liveâ€”if you
donâ€™t mind the hurricanes. Or the flooding. Or the
unusual wildlife . . .
IGUANAS. THEYâ€™RE EVERYWHERE.
Maybe itâ€™s the weather. But the whole town is overrun
with the little green bastards this year. Theyâ€™re causing
a lot of damage. Theyâ€™re eating everything in sight. And
theyâ€™re just the babies . . .
HUMANS. THEYâ€™RE WHATâ€™S FOR DINNER.
The mayor wants to address the iguana problem. But when
Hurricane Ramona slams the coast, the town has a bigger
problem on their hands. Bigger iguanas. Bigger than a
double-wide. Unleashed by the storm, this razor-toothed
horde of prehistoric predators rises up from the depthsâ€”
and descends on the town like retirees at an early bird
special. Except humans are on the menu. And itâ€™s all you
can eat . . .