As pulled from my twitter @DystopianYA
  1. Present tense
  2. A girl who's special, the only one who can see through the System
  3. Needlessly Capitalized Nouns
  4. A little sibling (to represent innocence)
  5. Completely ineffectual parents
  6. A Test that determines who you are for the rest of your life
  7. Grey tunics
  8. A love triangle
  9. A wise, elderly mentor who remembers what society was like before
    Suggested by @ChrisK