15 Storylines, Characters, And More That Ruined These Book Adaptations And 15 That Made These Adaptations Even Better

    Everything Stardust added to the movie made it even better, while I think we can all agree the change to the My Sister's Keeper ending was the worst thing ever.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which book adaptation storylines (or characters) that were created for the TV show or movie worked really well or not at all. Here are some of the best responses:

    There are obviously massive spoilers ahead, and #17 mentions sexual assault.

    1. LIKED: The Vampire Diaries turned Caroline Forbes into a strong, three-dimensional character.

    Caroline saying "I'm in college, I'm building a life for myself; I have plans and a future and things that I want, and none of those things involve you"

    2. DIDN'T LIKE: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 turned Voldemort's death into an odd becoming-dust moment.

    Voldemort disintegrating

    3. LIKED: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 added the iconic battle where Carlisle seemingly dies before we find out it's not real.

    Edward and Bella looking stunned as they see Carlisle's head

    4. DIDN'T LIKE: In Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover's quest was turned into simply a visit to three locations instead of a journey from New York to California.

    Percy, Annabeth, and Grover looking up and looking stunned

    5. LIKED: The Walking Dead added the character of Daryl Dixon, who didn't exist in the original comic books.

    Daryl and Carol embracing in the forest

    6. DIDN'T LIKE: In Daisy Jones & the Six, Daisy and Billy kiss and act on their attraction to each other.

    Daisy and Billy kissing after Daily says "Tell me that this thing, that the way I feel, that this is in my fucking head, and I'll go in there and sing that song, and we can all go home and never talk about this again"

    7. LIKED: True Blood decided not to kill off Lafayette and kept him around longer than in the books.

    Lafayette and Sookie standing at a bathroom mirror, and Lafayette saying, ""One fine-ass motherfucker with pretty new eyelashes" after Sookie asks if he sees anything

    8. DIDN'T LIKE: In Shadow and Bone, the Six of Crows — Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Nina, Matthias, and Wylan — were added to the Shadow and Bone trilogy plot instead of getting their own Six of Crows series.

    The Crows standing together

    9. LIKED: Game of Thrones added in moments between Arya and Tywin in Season 2.

    Arya saying to Tywin, "Visenya Targaryen was a great warrior; she had a Valyrian steel," and Tywin asking, "Aren't most girls more interested in the pretty maidens from the songs?" and Arya says, "Most girls are idiots"

    10. DIDN'T LIKE: In the Harry Potter movies, Cho Chang's character was significantly reduced, and she was the one who told Umbridge about Dumbledore's Army in Order of the Phoenix.

    The Inquisitorial Squad and Dolores Umbridge, and Harry and Cho standing together

    11. LIKED: Daisy Jones & the Six added in a love story for Simone with Bernie and explored an LGBTQ relationship.

    The band performing and  Simone and Bernie dancing

    12. DIDN'T LIKE: The Hobbit films turned Tauriel from an incredible badass into a pointless love interest.

    Close-ups of Tauriel struggling

    13. LIKED: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring cut out Tom Bombadil because it would've felt out of place.

    Aragorn saying, "If, by my life or death, I can protect you, I will"

    14. DIDN'T LIKE: Death Note changed the setting from Japan to the US.

    City skyline scene and close-up of Nat wearing headphones

    15. LIKED: The Series of Unfortunate Events TV series added Mother and Father to Season 1.

    Mother and Father sitting in a narrow room and wearing handcuffs, saying they're worried about the children because they're in danger

    16. DIDN'T LIKE: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory added in a backstory for Willy Wonka's dad.

    Dr Wonka saying no child of his is going to be a chocolatier, and Willy saying he'll run away

    17. LIKED: 13 Reasons Why developed Justin Foley's character and gave him a better storyline — until his ending.

    Justin's essay about a positive influence in his life, referring to Clay: ""He's my brother, he's my positive influence; he's the reason I'm alive and able to write this college essay in the first place'"

    18. DIDN'T LIKE: Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters aged up Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and more.

    Percy, Annabeth and Grover in the forest

    19. LIKED: This Is Where I Leave You perfectly trimmed moments from the book to make the movie more succinct and better.

    The Altman family sitting on a couch looking serious

    20. DIDN'T LIKE: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement cut out Michael's character, and we lost the great moments of Mia realizing she likes him after starting college.

    Michael and Mia saying they loathe each other and then kissing

    21. LIKED: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials made the plot of the second book better and less boring.

    Man running through a tunnel

    22. DIDN'T LIKE: Ready Player One stripped down the amazing side characters so that it didn't make sense why they would all work together.

    Samantha looking up with concern

    23. LIKED: Firefly Lane added more stories between Tully and Kate, in both the past and the present, that didn't exist in the books.

    Tully and Kate standing together and then smiling and sitting together

    24. DIDN'T LIKE: The Chronicles of Narnia series was adapted into live-action movies instead of being animated.

    Children outdoors and standing with soldiers on horses

    25. LIKED: Coraline added the character of Wybie Lovat, who didn't exist in the book.

    Wylie saying, "I'm really sorry I didn't believe you about all this evil stuff, Coraline"

    26. DIDN'T LIKE: Pretty Little Liars ended the series by having Spencer's long-lost twin, Alex, be A.D.

    Spencer and Alex

    27. LIKED: Stardust added the character of Captain Shakespeare, who didn't exist in the original novel, and a much more satisfying ending.

    Capt Shakespeare saying, "Now, you, darling, I have some Iovely dresses; take your pick"

    28. DIDN'T LIKE: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children changed Emma's powers and basically her very strong personality.

    Close-ups of Jacob and Emma

    29. LIKED: Good Omens showed Crowley and Aziraphale's interactions throughout time before the events of the show.

    Crowley and Aziraphale at different stages

    30. And finally, DIDN'T LIKE: Everything about the ending of My Sister's Keeper, which was completely different from the original book.

    A hospital scene

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    We can't fit everything into one post, so tell us which other book adaptations either made amazing additions or not-so-great ones in the comments below!