What's the Difference between The Vampire Diaries the Book and The Vampire Diaries the TV Show?


The Vampire Diaries

Released: 1991
Author: L.J. Smith

The Vampire Diaries

Released: 2009
Creator: Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
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In the Book In the TV Show
Elena Gilbert
Elena Gilbert
Portrayed by: Nina Dobrev
Stefan Salvatore
Stefan Salvatore
Portrayed by: Paul Wesley
Damon Salvatore
Damon Salvatore
Portrayed by: Ian Somerhalder
This Character does not appear.
Jeremy Gilbert
Portrayed by: Steven R. McQueen
Bonnie McCullough
Bonnie Bennett
Portrayed by: Katerina Graham
Katherine von Swartzchild
Katherine Petrova/Pierce
Portrayed by: Nina Dobrev
Margaret Gilbert
This Character does not appear.
Mrs. Flowers
This Character does not appear.
Matt Honeycutt
Matt Donovan
Portrayed by: Zach Roerig
Tyler Smallwood
Tyler Lockwood
Portrayed by: Michael Trevino
Caroline Forbes
Caroline Forbes
Portrayed by: Candice Accola
Meredith Sules
This Character does not appear.
Judith Maxwell
Jenna Sommers
Portrayed by: Sara Canning
The Vampire Diaries Book vs TV Show
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In the Book In the TV Show
   In the books elena is starting grade 12, at the start of the first book The Awakening. In the show in the pilot episode, she is starting grade 11, and don't start grade 12 intil season 3.
   caroline appearance the books is different,plus you see on one of the hard backcovers she has green eyes and red hair. on the show caroline has blonde hair and her eyes are a different color
   In the books Klaus was the one who turned Katherine into a vampire. In the show it was rose.
   Stefan and Damon fight over Katherine after she leaves and they kill each other. They are shot while trying to help Katherine escape and die.
   In the books when Elena and friends starts college, Bonnie starts along with them. She's so happy about starting, she buys a campus teddy bear out the book store, along with some markers. In the show at the start of season 5, Bonnie don't start college just yet at the same time as Elena, and Caroline, because she is still a ghost, after that spell she used to bring Jeremy back to life for good, late in season 4.
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