And the 16-year-old tells EW what fans can expect from her book

By Isabella Biedenharn
June 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
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On the heels of the news that Chloe Lukasiak will be returning for the eighth season of Dance Moms, EW can exclusively reveal the cover of the 16-year-old dancer and actress’ forthcoming book, Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Talking on the World (out Jan. 23, 2018).

In the book, Lukasiak will address about her time on Dance Moms, what happened behind the scenes of the Lifetime show, and what it was like to her to return to it after leaving in 2014.

But she’ll also look outward, sharing some of the things she’s learned over the years with her young fans. “It’s kind of an inspiration and advice book, so I think it’s for anyone who needs help, or wants to know they’re not alone in these teen years,” Lukasiak tells EW. “I give advice about how to get through a bad day or a bad week, and how I deal with that.”

It’s not all heavy, though: “On Dance Moms, you always saw us dancing and the moms fighting, but you didn’t get to see the girls’ and my relationship, and how much fun we always had together. We were best friends and basically sisters for so many years, and a lot of people didn’t get to see those relationships.”

In addition to stories and advice from her life, Girl on Pointe also features something unexpected: Lukasiak’s own creative writing. “The beginning of my sophomore year of high school, which I just finished, I took a creative writing class,” she explains. “I wrote a bunch of short stories and poems — things I thought would just go to my teacher and that would be it. But I ended up wanting to put them in my book, so I did.”

“I’m nervous for the response, but I’m also excited because it’s me putting myself out there and being vulnerable,” she says. “It’s a completely new thing for me which I really love.”

Check out the cover for Girl on Pointe, below:

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Dance Moms returns to Lifetime Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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