Carol Gerber is one of the main characters of the novel Hearts in Atlantis. She is a child in the first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," and friends with Bobby Garfield. In the second story, "Hearts in Atlantis," she is in college and is a strong activist. She has a brief romance with Peter Riley, but later is involved in violent demonstrations.
In the 2001 film, she is depicted (as a child only) by Mika Boorem.