Recently my curiosity and general interest in math and physics has grown considerably, even though I feel it's a bit too late for me to achieve success in these fields (second year high school) I am still willing to give a go at it because there's nothing else that interests me as much. So, with the summer coming and all, I would want to study math on my own, but the problem is I don't know from which books or even in what order to study things and I want to get involved in things connected to math and take part in contests etc. in the following years that I have left in high school. I've found some books like The art of problem solving, Schaum's Outlines and others, but they are too expensive for me as I'm not in such a good financial situation (particularly The art of problem solving books - they seem very good judging from the reviews, but oh so expensive, well at least for me) and thus I have searched the web for torrents and stuff like that (illegal, and I know that it's also unfair to the publisher, but I promise that as soon as I have the money I'll buy them right away it's just that I need them now, because they aren't going to be of great use to me in 2 years) and so far I haven't gotten lucky. So, I would like to ask for book recommendations and advice in general on how to succeed in maths (and where to get the books from - again I apologize for being such a cheapskate). Also take in account that I would like to begin at an early level like pre-algebra as I feel that I'm lacking sufficient skills there as well. I apologize in advance for the rather long sentences, English is not my native language. Thanks!