RB: Chapter Titles

I’ve been reading an abundance of YA novels lately and most every one contains a title for each chapter. I didn’t give it much thought until I started to write my own YA. So I looked through my collection of older young adult novels and realized it’s a trend.

Is this something I need to do with my own story? What’s the significance other than a way for authors to stay on task with the chapter’s goal? And why should I name chapters for my young adult novels but not the ones geared toward adults? Continue reading