Carol is a very intelligent and stubborn, painfully aware of how cruel and unjust the world is and committed to leftist political activism. She's a good student and very responsible, and also tidy and fussy with her things; as a result she's not popular with her classmates. Used to be close friends with Naomi, but the changes of adolescence mean that they now have little in common. Defends Albert against the taunts and bullying of Robbie and Flippy. Is sort of attracted to Robbie but won't admit it.