This interesting flowchart was prepared by a young adult author Erin Bowman.
Personally, I believe that a true dystopia, at its core, has a lot to do with the main character discovering a fatal flaw in their otherwise perfect society.
Put yourself in the main character’s shoes and answer the questions (click on the flowchart to enlarge).
If you’re interested in dystopia, you should also check Goodreads’ guide to dystopian novels.
Via Erin Bowman.