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
   Meredith date Alaric shortly after the death of mr tanner. When Meredith does appear in season 3(as a doctor). She date Alaric way after his relationship with jenna has ended, after jenna is killed late in season 2.
   Bonnie is shown to chase guys, and fall in love quickly. Bonnie on the show, always keeps her mind on important things most of the time, like plans and spells. She is seen having fun with caroline and elena every now and then.
   In the books elena who is the main character becomes a vampire first. In the show it's caroline who is the main charcter who becomes a vampire first( not counting Vicki who wasn't a main character.)
   It was Katherine who was on the bridge to cause the car Elena was in, to drive off and crash into the water. In the show it was Rebekah.
   Stefan dates caroline, but then dislikes her. They are good friends on the show.
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