10 Inappropriate Literary Character Crushes

Robert Duvall as Boo Radley

Arthur “Boo” Radley from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

We know what you’re thinking: The trembling recluse who’s so socially awkward he has to leave Scout and Jem presents in the hollowed-out knothole of a tree? The character who’s always described as so pale and sickly he almost looks like a ghost? But what can we say? He wins us over when he saves Scout and Jem, and he gets extra points for his silent dignity. With a little love, Boo could make someone a great dad.