Play TAG with the author
    Tell her what you liked about the piece.
       "I loved the word "sprinted" because it showed me how fast you were running." 
    Ask him a question that you have as a reader. 
       "What were you thinking to yourself when you realized that you were lost?" 
    Give her a helpful suggestion to take the story further. 
         "I would LOVE if you could describe what Dad's face was like when he saw that mess!"