by Charlotte Bronte
9 out of 10
I loved this book. It isn't the first time I've read it, and I've seen the movie, albeit a while ago. It was wonderful a second time through, and I admit I missed a lot when I read it the first time.
Jane is raised by her aunt, who hates her, and finally sent off to a charity boarding school. Upon leaving the school, she takes a position as a governess and promptly falls in love with the master. This book has far beyond a love triangle; it's more like a love pentagon. A loves B, who flirts with C to make A jealous but is married to D, at which point E enters the picture and proposes to A. I hope that's intriguing enough while being nonspecific enough to qualify as spoiler-free.
The language is a little dense for the general reader, but I think it is worth it. I would recommend this book for readers 14 and older. I may have been younger on my first read-through because I remember having no idea what a 'mistress' was and assumed it was a girlfriend.