I think this is a very helpful book for someone just starting to explore photography closer.
I enjoyed the helpful notes and down-to-earth language its written in. The author didn't make me feel like I should run out to purchase the most expensive camera on the block, but rather taught to use what you already have. And one the most important things: there is no shame in using the auto functions before you truly become comfortable and skilled.
Strongly recommend this one! Might actually purchase this to have as a reference guide.