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
   Damon goes to the halloween party at the school dressed as the grim reaper. Damon don't go to the halloween party at the school instead, he goes to the grill in his normal clothes. But goes to the halloween party later when he tries to get bonnie's necklace.
   Elena is the girly girl type that fix up, and wear makeup Elena is the type who also wears makeup but early episodes of season 1 and some episodes of season 2, she was kinda the tomboy type.
   Vampires survive in sunlight when they wear lapis lazuli, a type of mineral. Katherine had a ring that contained it and so do the Salvatore brothers. They survive in the light thanks to rings made by witches.
   Elena goes to the dance with tyler to make stefan jealous. This don't happen on the tv show, when elena and stefan first meet.
   Tyler tries to attack Elena in the grave yard. She is saved by Stefan. Tyler tries to attack Vikki in the woods at a party he was stopped by Jeremy.
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