I visited CERN recently and bought this book there. It is very readable and explains the complex world of Particle Physics very well.
What's particularly good is the use of analogies throughout. Physicists like analogies! The Higgs field analogy of swimming in water. The larger the object e.g. a hippo, feels move resistance as it swims and therefore "acquires" more mass...this helps the understanding of a quite baffling description of the Higgs boson. Very good for interested non-scientific readers as well as AS/AL students or indeed undergraduates. A really absorbing book.A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC