Based on the discovery of the Higgs particle, it starts by covering the fundamentals of particle physics. The first chapters explain key terminology and the brief history behind the subject, which makes it accessible to those with little understanding of the subject.
From there, it introduces the need of the Higgs particle within the standard model and goes on to explain how particle accelerators work and are used to make these discoveries. The closing chapters of the book go on to dark matter and dark energy, exciting topics we currently know very little about.
I found this book a great way to start learning about particle physics, as we are very limited as to what we cover at A Level. Despite having very little prior knowledge of the topic, I found the book clear and managed to follow what went on to be higher level physics. Introducing topics such as Feynman diagrams, it offered a lot of opportunities for further research.