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 in the books is the same age as elena, bonnie, and is one of elena friends. In the show, she not one of elena friends, she older, and has finished school, and medical school, and is a doctor in her early 30's.
   In the books,damon is scared of meredith because she can see right through him. In the show damon isn't scared of meredith, but is scared of werewolf bites,shown in season 2.
   The vampires can read minds The vampires can't read minds but, has the power to control minds, erase memories, and hear what somebody is saying from long distances.
   Tyler is a werewolf Tyler is a werewolf, and vampire combined.
   Damon and Katerine an turn into animals. Katerine don't turn into animals when she vists in season 2. Plus all Damon turn into is a crow, at the start of season 1, but it's soon dropped later on in season 1.
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