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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This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the TV Show
   Elena goes to the halloween party with stefan and meet up with her friends. Elena and jeremy both go to the halloween party, then she meet up with her friends.
   In the book when Elena drove off the bridge in matt's car into the river, she was by herself In the show when Elena drives off the bridge into the river while in matt's car, matt was also in the car with her.
   Caroline lives with both of her parents. Caroline only lives with her mom.
   some of the characters have different birthdays from the tv show version. In the books, Elena birthday is July 4th,Damon birthday is October 31, and Bonnie birthday is September 8. In the tv shown version Elens birthday is either in June or August, Damon birthday is in June, and Bonnie birthday is February 15. But Stefan birthday stays the same in both versions Which is November 5.
   In the book, Caroline who is Elena's rival,(instead of friend,unlike in the show) Plan to read her diary at the founder's day ceremony, and tell everybody Stefan is a vampire. Plus it is held on November 30. In the show the founder's day plot is different where the vampires from the tomb decide to kill the dwellers during the fireworks. But John Gilbert plot a scheme to destroy them. Plus instead of November, it happens in late February. In season 1 season finale episode Founder's day.
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