I am a soon to be high school sophomore and I would like to study calculus independently. I took Precalculus and trigonometry my freshman year and I was not at all satisfied with the pace of the course, so I have decided to independently study calculus. I have been searching around the internet but cannot seem to find a textbook suitable for first year calculus. I did come across Calculus by Michael Spivak which got wonderful reviews but I am unsure if this textbook is suitable for someone who is just beginning their first year of calculus. Any suggestions?

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Spivaks book is good, only i wouldnt recommend it for beginning as most of the theory is in the exercises and it is kinda hard to follow, i would definetly recommend you read Stewart's "Calculus" its really great, has good theory and its pretty accessible, later on you can get Spivaks book... Other options are Apostol's Calculus and Haaser's Introduction to Mathematical Analysis these 2 are great but are also more advanced, still not as crazy as Spivak's good luck... another book which is good but lacks a lot of rigor and formalism is Granville's, still its a good book to start with.