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

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The Vampire Diaries

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Released: 1991
Author: L.J. Smith

The Vampire Diaries

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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 book when Elena car drive off the bridge and she has the accident, it's December which is early winter. In the show, when this happen in season 3 finale, it's during the fall, around October, or November.
   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.
   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.
   Elena has another best friend named Meredith. She doesn't have a friend named Meredith.
   In the books elena aunt/aunt boyfriend is still around when she gets ready to go the college. In the show neither elena aunt or the aunt boyfriend, is around when she finish highschool, and get ready for college. since both of them were killed off in the seasons 2 and 3, when elena was still in grade 11 and just starting grade 12.
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